The kids told Child Protective Services investigators they were routinely beaten and threatened with guns. The parents are charged with child abuse.
LANSING — Five young children, including one with cancer, were locked in what a Lansing police officer described as a “dungeon” and whipped for punishment on and off for at least six years, police said.
Yenier Conde, 32, and Sarah Conde, 28, would lock their children in a dark bedroom with the door screwed shut and locked as punishment, Lansing Detective Pete Scaccia said during a July 18 hearing that led to criminal charges against the couple.
In the room, the children had no food and no toilet, Scaccia said. The children told Child Protective Services investigators they were routinely beaten and threatened with guns. CPS investigators said the Condes stopped taking one child to see his cancer doctors.
The five kids, now ages 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11, were taken from the Condes’ care and put into foster care after the full extent of the abuse was discovered in 2017. Their parents were each charged with 10 counts of first and second degree child abuse and unlawful imprisonment on Friday.
All five children were frequently locked in their bedroom for extended periods of time without food, water or a chance to use the bathroom, Scaccia said.
The Condes gave the kids diapers instead of letting them out to use the bathroom. At times, they had to relieve themselves elsewhere in the room. Even now that the children are in foster care, four still are not fully toilet trained, according to a CPS report.
The oldest boy, now 10, told CPS investigators that he and his siblings would break holes in the walls to try to escape and to pass food and water through.
He told investigators that, at times, their mom had tried to help them escape and given them food and water through a heating vent.
He also told investigators their parents would beat them with a belt if the children tried to escape through the vent.
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