3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities say children were locked in cages. On Monday investigators and Lee County Department of Human Resources personnel conducted a welfare check at a home in the 5000 block of Lee Road 246 Smiths Station. There, they found four children aged 3, 4, 10 and 11 years old. They also found two … Continue reading 3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

‘Ringleader’ Grandmother Pleads Guilty After Naked Child Was Chained, Put In Dog Crate, Malnourished

The grandmother of a boy at the center of an Autauga County child abuse case where the naked victim was chained by the ankles to a staircase, forced to sleep in a dog crate and malnourished has pleaded guilty. Vickie Seale Higgenbotham, 58, of Autauga County, pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse Tuesday morning before Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds. Prosecutors say she was the ringleader in the … Continue reading ‘Ringleader’ Grandmother Pleads Guilty After Naked Child Was Chained, Put In Dog Crate, Malnourished