COUPLE CHARGED WITH SEVERE ABUSE OF THEIR 8 CHILDREN. Officials say a Williamsport couple have been charged with mistreating their eight children with abuse that included severe beatings, starvation and molestation.
December 4, 2020
WILLIAMSPORT, PA. (AP) — A Williamsport couple who mistreated their eight children with abuse that included severe beatings, starvation and molestation for over a decade have been charged with endangerment and other counts, authorities said Friday.
Their arrests capped a seven-month investigation that began when the father was arrested for firing a gun twice out the window of their home during an argument with his wife, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.
The children, who now range in age from 14 to 26, were interviewed after their father’s arrest