Two young girls asked strangers at night where the police station was, so they could report their abusive parents.
Young Girls Report Abuse
Two people in Indiana are facing a long list of drug and neglect charges after police said two young girls sought them out to report their own abuse.
Authorities said two girls were seen walking around downtown Mt. Vernon Tuesday night asking how to get to the police station. They also said the girls were upset and crying.
The girls reportedly told police they left their home because of ongoing physical abuse by their mother, LaCole Mosley, and their mother’s boyfriend, Daryl Moman.
The Abusive Home
Reports claim the girls were punched, kicked, and slapped on a daily basis.
The girls said they take care of their four younger siblings, ages ranging from 1 to 8, in the morning before school and when they get home. They said they usually have to clean up and bathe the younger children, whose diapers are soiled from not being changed all day.
The girls said the younger children would also be left in a car for hours with all of the kids often left alone at home for days at a time.
Police said they were also told by the girls that their mother crushes up something and snorts it off the bathroom counter.
When they told their mother they wanted to leave the home, the girls said they were told “If you leave, he will kill me, and I will kill you.”
Six Children Placed in Safe Homes
Officers said Mosley consented to a search of the home, where they discovered several baggies, marijuana, meth, more ammunition and a digital scale. Mosley reportedly told police more than once that there were no guns in the home.
WFIE reports the six children were placed with safe family members by the Indiana Department of Children’s Services.
Officials said Mosley and Moman were both charged with drug possession and drug dealing, as well as six counts of child neglect. They also said Moman is a convicted felon, who was charged with armed robbery and dealing cocaine in Illinois.
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