Ten children abused, tied up and covered in excrement: what we know about the “house of horror” – Midi Libre

In Noyelles-sous-Lens, in the North, a couple was arrested for violence against minors and lack of the most basic hygiene for having mistreated their ten children. The point on what we know about the case. The media dubbed it the “House of Horror”. The ten children of a couple living in Noyelles-sous-Lens, in the North, have lived through a real ordeal for several years. Upon entering the family home on August 30, following the complaint of the eldest son, aged 24, the Lens police discovered “children covered in excrement and tied to high chairs”, explains Actu. Who are the victims ? A total of ten victims, born between 1998 and 2022, lived in this house and suffered abuse, indicates TF1. Childhoods spent in a total lack of hygiene, between bondage, spanking and deprivation of freedom. The children were in school but were regularly absent from class. According to La Voix du Nord, a two-year-old baby has a “serious motor retardation”. “A placement order has been issued for each of the minors”, indicate our colleagues. What are the parents at risk? The parents, a 44-year-old man, moonlighting as a mechanic, and a 40-year-old unemployed woman, admitted the facts during the hearings. They justified the bondages by indicating that they wanted to “prevent the children from committing nonsense”, reveals the Future of Arthois. According to BFM, the parents have been indicted for violence by ascending minors and risk three years in prison as well as a fine of 45,000 euros. Placed under judicial supervision, they should be tried in January. “They love their children” Both are described as discreet and uneventful by those around them. “I didn’t know, they looked good,” says a neighbor at the microphone of BFMTV. “The children were polite, they always said hello.” Relatives of the family even claimed that the children “were never abused.” “These are young children who, if they step on the ground, can bump into each other, indicated the father’s sister-in-law. The mother was giving the bottle to the smallest, she could not take care of all the children at the same time. They are parents who love their children.”