SAN ANTONIO - Three people are in jail - accused of child abuse after police found two little girls showing signs of starvation, malnutrition, and injuries.
Police arrested mom Kayela McClintick, dad Jeremiah Coleman, and baby sister JoAnn Brown. Police say the three suspects are each facing two counts each of child abuse.
Investigators said they first found a starving 2-year-old girl, but couldn't find her older sister after repeated visits to the home. The six-year-old told officers she was forced to hide in a closet for hours at a time.
“She also told investigators anytime she went to the refrigerator she would be punished, and her sister was only able to eat one time a day,” explained Officer Matt Porter from the San Antonio Police Department.
According to the arrest warrant the 6-year-old child also told Child Protective Services her mom and the baby sister would quote "dance and perform for men at the home while she and her sister would hide in the closet, " end quote.
Police say the babysitter faces charges because she knew about the abuse and didn't report it.
The children are currently is CPS custody. A hearing will be held on August 13th to determine where the little girls will reside.