The Charlotte Observer reports that sheriff's deputies also talked with the four other children removed from the home. Sheriff Eddie Cathey wouldn't reveal what the children said.
Lindsay Caffey of the Davidson County DSS said the five children are in the custody of the agency, but had no further comment on their status.
Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper were arrested last Friday after a deputy found the 11-year-old boy. The couple had adopted four kids and were foster parents to the boy. They remain in the county jail.