Judge continues Parsons trial, will start mid-October



ROWAN COUNTY - The adoptive siblings of a missing Rowan County teenager may go into foster care as their parents face a federal court case.

Channel 9 learned a juvenile court judge will hold a new custody hearing for Tobie and Sadie Parsons in early September.

Family members said the children’s behavior is out of control and they are not responding to therapy.

The Department of Social Services removed them from the home of Casey and Sandy Parsons after their adopted sister Erica was reported missing last year.

Meanwhile, Casey and Sandy Parson's trial on federal fraud and identity theft charges have been rescheduled for Oct. 14.

A couple of weeks ago they pleaded not guilty to the more than 70 counts against them.

They're accused of stealing government funds for accepting assistance after Erica's disappearance.

Those fraud charges are not connected to Erica's disappearance.

There is a $50,000 reward for any information leading authorities to the teenager.

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