A man should be charged for allowing his girlfriend to sit on their toilet so long that her body became stuck to the seat, the sheriff said Thursday.Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple was among authorities who discovered the woman last month living in the bathroom of a mobile home she shared with her boyfriend, Kory McFarren. McFarren, 36, told police his girlfriend, Pam Babcock, 35, had a phobia about leaving the bathroom and may not have left the bathroom in two years, although he’s unsure how long she was in there. He said during that time, he brought her food, water, and clean clothes.
“The only thing I am guilty of is I didn’t get her help sooner,” he told The Associated Press on Thursday. The sheriff said that judging by the woman’s condition — she had open sores on which the toilet seat would stick — it appeared she likely sat on the toilet continually for at least a month.
“She would have to be sleeping on the toilet,” the sheriff said. Whipple asked the county attorney to charge McFarren for mistreatment of a dependent adult. The prosecutor did not return phone calls seeking comment.
“The unfortunate thing is this truly is a case of two people, in my opinion, with diminished mental capacity,” Whipple said. – Ctrib