An Alabama mother and grandparents were arrested after allegedly locking their children in tiny wooden cages.
On Monday, Jan. 13, after the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible child abuse at a Smiths Station home, they went to the home and found four children, aged 3, 4, 10 and 11.
“During the contact, investigators observed two wood-constructed cages that had hasps and locks. Investigation revealed evidence the children had been locked in the cages on multiple occasions.” Sheriff Jay Jones said.
A fifth child who is 8 months old was also discovered to live at the home but was not present at the time of the police investigation.
As a result of the investigation, all five children have been placed in state Department of Human Resources custody.
And Jones also announced the arrests on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Pamela Deloris Bond, 66, James H. Bond, 69, and Kylla Michelle Mann, 30, have been arrested, WRBL reported.
The suspects have been charged with two counts of aggravated abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment.
Pamela was also charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Bail for James Bond and Mann was set at $122,000. Bail for Pamela Bond was $123,000.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847.