A couple has been arrested after police officers discovered that the parents had been locking up their toddlers in tiny cages.
25-year-old Ramon Zendejas and Mercadies Williams were apprehended and charged with child endangerment after Modoc County authorities raided their home in search of illegal firearms.
As Sheriff Tex Dowdy revealed, the officers got more than they expected when they carried out a search warrant. In the couple’s home, they found two toddlers locked in tiny modified cribs that looked like cages mounted on the wall.
The officers also recovered three guns, methamphetamine, and evidence suggesting that the couple was running a butane hash oil lab at home.
The toddlers have already been taken in by the social services while Williams and Zendejas are facing jail time for child endangerment and illegal firearms possession. Both parents are being detained at Modoc County Jail with the bail set at $10,000.
In another recent child neglect case, a couple has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years after they have been found guilty of neglecting, mentally abusing, and physically torturing their 13 children for years.
57-year-old David Turpin and 50-year-old Louise were seen weeping as two of their abused children told the court of the abuse their parents put them through.
As one of their children admitted, he still has nightmares about getting beaten, chained up, locked in cages, and other techniques that his parents used to “discipline” their children.
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