Couple Starves Three Children And Chains One To The Floor
A California couple is set to face charges and hopefully a lengthy jail stint after three young children were found severely malnourished inside of their home, with one child even chained to the floor to prevent her from attempting to get food.
via Huffington Post
Three starving children — including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food — were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said.
All three — two boys and a girl — were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday.
Authorities discovered them in the Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 after two of the young people missed appointments, according to several published reports.
“It was a particularly heinous case,” Miller told the Monterey Herald. The children had “hardly eaten for months.”
The boys are 3 and 5 years old, and the girl is 8, authorities said, and they all exhibited bruises and signs of other physical as well as emotional abuse.
The girl, who appeared to have suffered the most extreme abuse, was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting any food, they said.
There was evidence that she was may have been put in the closet as well as that she was sometimes shackled at the ankle and at other times by a collar around her neck, Miller said.
Eraca Dwan Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony child cruelty, false imprisonment and other charges.
This is disgusting. Hopefully these women are brought to justice.