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Police: Anderson Couple Locks Kids In Basement Without Food, Water, Bathroom

They are both facing 4 counts of neglect of a dependent.

ANDERSON, Ind--Being locked in a basement with no food, water, or place to go. That's what police say happened to children in Anderson who are 8, 10, 11, and 13 years old.

Connie Campos and her husband, Javier, have been charged with four counts of neglect of a dependent. One of the children says the 8-year-old has cystic fibrosis.

Police say the children were first locked in the basement when one of them stole food from the house. 

The kids also told police that they would have to use a bottle or bucket if they had to go to the bathroom or they were forced to hold it until morning. 

Javier Campos is denying the allegations. He was arrested for neglect in 2013. Connie says he was previously deported. Deputies have been in contact with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Campos couple is in the Madison County Jail while the children are with a family member.  





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