Charges added to family accused of child abuse

Date: 2009-03-11
Source: wztv.com

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Additional charges have been added in a new indictment of a Clarksville family accused of severely abusing two adopted girls under the age of 13.

Initially indicted last summer, prosecutors took the case back to a grand jury to add additional charges against 52-year-old Windie Perry, 66-year-old Earnest Perry and their adopted daughter 21-year-old Elizabeth Perry.

The family members face multiple charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child abuse or neglect and child abuse. Windie and Elizabeth Perry face additional charges of child rape.

The indictment claims multiple acts of abuse dating back to 2006, including putting the girls in a dog kennel, restraining them to cots, depriving them of food and beating them.

All are being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

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