The boyfriend of a woman who was found by authorities stuck in a toilet in Kansas was charged by the court with mistreatment of a dependent adult with a sentence of 6 months probation. The defendant, Kory McFarren, who pleaded no contest last month was initially sentenced to 6 months in jail. However, the judge lowered the sentence after the girlfriend, Pam Babcock, asked for leniency. According to the girl, her circumstances were not his fault.
McFarren called Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple in March to ask for help with his girlfriend who he says has stayed in the bathroom for 2 years. When authorities reached the mobile home, they were surprised to find Babcock on the toilet unable to move. The toilet seat had already adhered to the sores on her body and it appears that her legs have atrophied from sitting there for too long. Medical experts estimate that she had been on the seat for a straight month which caused the sores and the atrophy. Babcock had to be brought to the hospital for the seat to be removed from her body.
Though McFarren claims he has been coaxing Babcock out for so long, he was charged for the misdemeanor simply because it took him so long to notify the authorities and thus causing injury to his girlfriend. According to Whipple, the girl obviously had some sort of mental incapacity which McFarren had taken for granted.
In my opinion, any man who allows her girlfriend to live in the bathroom for 2 years is definitely incapacitated too. Bringing her food and water everyday in the toilet doesn’t indicate that he had acted responsibly. McFarren was also charged in an unrelated case for lewd and lascivious behavior for exposing himself to a neighbor in March.
Babcock is currently under the protection of a guardian assigned to her by the legal department of the hospital where she received treatment.