COUNCIL CHRONICLE – Anderson authorities recently arrested an Indiana couple who allegedly tortured four children. According to the arrest warrant, the suspects would lock their children in the basement for hours, denying them food, water, and bathroom breaks.
Indiana Couple Saw Nothing Wrong with Locking Children in Basement
Last week, Javier and Connie Campos of Anderson, Indiana were arrested and charged with several counts of child neglect.
The ongoing investigation revealed that the Indiana couple subjected their four children, all under 15, to torture.
Based on the police report, for the past couple of years, Connie would lock her children inside the basement, allowing them to leave after the couple returned home from work.
More than that, the Indiana couple would deny them food, water, and would often force them to urinate or defecate in buckets or plastic containers.
To ensure that the children would not break free, Javier, Connie’s husband, placed a large padlock on the door.
Even more disturbing is that the couple’s youngest child has cystic fibrosis, a severe genetic disorder that affects the lungs. The child was separated from his siblings, being locked in the bathroom.
Upon being confronted by the authorities, Connie declared that she locked away the kids because she didn’t want them to make a mess while she was away.
The woman also told the investigators that Javier was the one who came up with the idea in the first place. She agreed, convinced that there was nothing wrong with locking up a child and deprive him of basic items.
During the police interview, the Indiana couple declared that they’ve begun locking up their children after Javier caught one of them stealing food from the kitchen.
Anderson police stated that the male suspect has an extensive criminal record.
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