ATLANTA (AP) - A Nevada man has filed court documents to be legally recognized as the father of a Georgia boy who prosecutors say was confined to a bedroom for years with little food in their suburban Atlanta home.
A Paulding County grand jury last month indicted the teen's stepfather, Paul Comer, and mother, Sheila Comer, on charges that include cruelty to children and false imprisonment. Lawyers for the Comers said their clients are innocent and another side of the story will emerge at trial.
Tony Wawrzynski says his son, now 18, was 3 years old when his then-girlfriend disappeared with the toddler, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Wawrzynski has filed a paternity petition to be legally recognized as the teenager's father, Paulding County Superior Court records show.
"He hopes to reconnect with him and provide whatever support he can," said Wawrzynski's attorney, Randall Kessler.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com