Officials in Indiana leveled against two adults accused of abusing children in their care, some of whom were their foster children, according to reports.
(Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office)
Officials in Indiana have expressed against two adults accused of abusing children in their care.
The allegations against Timothy, 59, and Diane Combs, 55, came to light after a child made a recording of a case of alleged abuse, which was eventually shown to someone who called the authorities, Fox 19 reported, quoting the officials.
When the members of the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office responded with regard to the conversation, they discover videos, photos, and eight children – including the couple’s four foster children, three children that she was watching and they took a disabled teenager, WLWT reported.
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The Combs were reportedly arrested on Friday.
“One of the foster children ( … ) gave a number of detailed descriptions about what they had experienced, was Diane Combs smacking one of the children, a 6 year old in the face, kick them in the face, kick them in the leg,” prosecutor Lynn Deddens said, according to WLWT. “She also observed her husband Tim, a blow to one of the other kids in the face and grab the hair of another child.”
The couple has “promoted above the 38 children” in the past few years, Deddens said.
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The children were reportedly beaten and one was reprimanded by being forced to keep a dirty diaper in their mouth, WLWT reported.
“He was 6 years old. He was noted in the statement said, ” When she’s mean, we pee our pants in the night; they let us do squats and we have nappies in our mouth — pee, diapers,” Deddens said.
Both adults had been hit with multiple charges, including aggravated battery and domestic battery, among others, Fox 19 reported.