Ohio Children Tied to Beds By Rope and Chains, Saved Thanks To Email Sent to Teacher
Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 10:58 AM CST
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Three people in Ohio have been arrested on charges ranging from child endangerment to rape after and 11-year-old girl emailed her online teacher begging for help.
The girl, who also lived with a 9-year-old, 8-year-old and a toddler, told the Ohio Virtual Academy teacher of the abuse she and the other children suffered at the hands of their caregivers.
Deputies arrested the children's mother, her boyfriend and her mother after children told police they were tied to their beds with ropes and chains for weeks at a time. The only time they were allowed to be released was to complete school work or eat.
According to the Scioto County Sheriff, "They had them shackled and chained or bound. They would come out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks, and put right back in."
Juan Carlos Sanchez, 44, faces two counts of rape, their mother Bobbi Sue Pack and her mother Edwina Louis are charged with child endangerment. The children are being treated at a local hospital.
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