Sarasota Parents Starve and Beat Their Kids


SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) _ A Sarasota mother and father have been arrested after police say authorities discovered the parents were beating and not feeding their three children.

In a statement, the Sarasota Police Department tells media outlets that 27-year-old Kimberly Haygood and 30-year-old Anthony Jones are each charged with five felony counts involving child abuse and child neglect.

Authorities say the Department of Children and Families contacted police about a child abuse case they were investigating Thursday.

Police say they found that a 6-year-old boy and 4-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, were all extremely malnourished and dehydrated.

Haygood and Jones are being held on bond.

Police say additional charges for both Haygood and Jones are pending.