Four children aged 3, 4, 10, and 11 years and one who is 8 months old have been removed from their home after it was discovered that their mother and grandparents had allegedly kept them locked in cages made of wood, on multiple occasions, in Smiths Station, a city of about 20,000 people located in eastern Alabama's Lee County.
The mother and two of the children’s grandparents were arrested. Kylla Michelle Mann, 30, was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment. She is being held on a $122,000 bond. Pamela Deloris Bond, 66, and James H. Bond, 69, were charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of reckless endangerment. No one had yet explained why this happened.
Investigators got a tip Monday. Police found the cages in the home. Police is searching more information about this case. People who know something are asked to contact Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847. All of the children are now in the care of the Lee County Department of Human Resources.