A Houston mother and father are accused of physically abusing and neglecting their three young children.
Darren Denley and Elise Penn, both 22, are both charged with two counts of injury to a child. According to court documents, police were called out to the family’s southwest Houston apartment on July 25 after Penn’s mother called Child Protective Services about the children’s welfare.
The grandmother said the children had cigarette burns, bruises and were malnourished. Denley told the officer the grandmother had no business calling the police.
The children were taken to Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital where they were treated for malnutrition and broken bones.
Denley and Penn are being held on $30,000 bond for each count.
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