Crime

Charles Wingate, ex-councilman, apologizes for keeping naked, autistic boy in filth

Charles Wingate was once a Colorado Springs city councilman, as well as a prominent, respected member of the community.

Now, however, Wingate must rebuild his life and his reputation from the ground up. He's been sentenced for misdemeanor child abuse after his naked, autistic thirteen-year-old son was found living in a home pocked with human feces and dead rodents.

Details, photos and video below.

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