Investigators say the children are between the ages of 6 and 12 and did not have access to food, water, or the bathroom for up to twelve hours at a time on a regular basis. The house seemed to be in good condition when officials entered, but the bedroom s were not. One bedroom had a bucket for a toilet, deputies say.
On Saturday PCSD says one of the children escaped from the home through a bedroom window. The agency responded to the 4100 block of North Flowing Wells Road regarding suspicious activity involving a child.
According to PCSD, the children went to the nurse's office at school to complain they were hungry. The staff did ask questions but never found that there was anything suspicious. On school days, the kids were given breakfast and lunch at school.
The children were locked in separate bedrooms from the outside. Minimum of 12 hours a day.
- only mattresses on the floor
- no light
If kids had to use the bathroom they had to pound on the door.