11 children allegedly tortured by family and sex offenders
Eleven children were removed by Child Protective Services in Dayton, Texas, after they were reportedly living within torturous conditions. CPS claims the children endured sinister physical and mental abuse which included constant beatings and restraints. Their home and living condition was described as “filthy” in a CPS report. One of the victims was a blind 5-year-old girl. The names of the children are being with-held for privacy reasons, but an affidavit described the children as two infant boys, 5-months and 8 months old, a 1-year-old boy, a boy and a girl, 2-years-old, a girl, 3-years-old, a boy and girl, both 4-years-old, a 5-year-old blind girl and two boys, ages 8 and 11.
None of the children had ever been to school. They were reportedly tied to their dirty mattresses at night and during naps and sometimes during the day. One of the male victim children had a black eye and a tooth knocked out. The affidavit also states that the children were sometimes locked in a dark room for up to 3 days at a time, with a boarded up window. The two infants were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for pneumonia and failure to thrive.
All the children and adults are thought to be related. According to the Houston Chronicle, the 1,700 sq. foot house of horrors also housed 10 adults, many of whom had criminal and child molestation records. One of the adults had previously lost custody of six children in the 80s on allegations of sexual abuse. In 2009, her daughter turned her into CPS for alleged child abuse.