At least 1 foster child rescued from a New Mexico home.

Two Texico women, 37-year-old Jayme L. Kushman and 29-year-old Jaime Kay Sena were charged with 21 counts of child abuse after children were found beaten, starved, and chained to beds. photo RMB News

Two Texico women, 37-year-old Jayme L. Kushman and 29-year-old Jaime Kay Sena were charged with 21 counts of child abuse after children were found beaten, starved, and chained to beds reports RMB News

On July 22, The New Mexico Child Youth and Families Department alerted police about a possible child abuse case. The investigation led to 2 women being arrested on 21 counts of child abuse. The two women, 37-year-old Jayme L. Kushman and 29-year-old Jaime Kay Sena allegedly chained children in their care to beds so that they could not get to the refrigerator to eat. Just last week the women were taken into custody.

“Documents filed in Curry County Magistrate Court show 37-year-old Jayme L. Kushman and 29-year-old Jaime Kay Sena were both taken into custody Monday on 21 counts of suspected child abuse plus obstructing an investigation of child abuse,” reports the Associated Press.

“Sgt. Gerardo Hernandez, a criminal investigator with the New Mexico State Police, detailed in an arrest affidavit Monday the conditions in which the children were found – they had been beaten, starved, and chained to beds,” reported RMB News.

“New Mexico State Police investigators say they uncovered videos of some of the children being chained by the ankles to their beds, allegedly to keep them from taking food from the kitchen when they were hungry,” Fox News reports. New Mexico police say that Sena’s children, Kushman’s family members, and at least one foster child were horrifically abused and living in filthy conditions. There was no running water, the toilet was filled with human waste, and the bedrooms smelled of urine.

The couple, two women, were arrested and face 21 counts of suspected child abuse. Authorities said the children are between the ages of 5 to 14 and were living in with Kushman and Sena in a Texico home near the Texas border.

Read more at RMB News, Texico women charged with over 20 counts of child abuse.

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