A Maryland couple was recently arrested and charged with several counts of child abuse after the authorities learned that they’ve physically abused three children. Allegedly, the women would deny them food and forced the children to eat dog feces.
Maryland Couple Locked Children In the Basement
29-year-old Amanda R. Wright and her 25-year-old live-in girlfriend, later identified as Besline Joseph, have been taken into custody for abusing three children, ages 8 to 10. According to the arrest warrant, on the 26th of January, the law enforcement officers were summoned to a Mardela Springs house in order to investigate a case of domestic abuse.
Upon entering the house, the authorities discovered three children living in unimaginable condition. Child Protection Services removed their infant, and the Maryland couple was subsequently arrested.
During their police interview, the two women admitted to disciplining their children using various methods such as beating them into submission using various household items or electrocuting them with a stun gun.
Wright and Joseph also told the police investigators that they’d used sticks, extension cords, and their bare hands in order to make their children listen. In addition to being severely beaten, the children were left without water and food, being forced to eat dog feces.
The kids told the investigators that they’ve never given anything to eat except water, oatmeal, and stale bread.
After beating them into submission, the children were often locked in their rooms or in the basement. Authorities also discovered that the children were electrocuted with a stun gun procured by one of the two women.
For their deeds, the Maryland couple was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, using a dangerous weapon to inflict injury, neglecting a child, stalking, first- and second-degree assault, first- and second-degree child abuse, and ingestion of a bodily fluid.