THIS is the moment cops rescued six kids who were allegedly starved, battered and caged by their parents.
Officers found two children – aged nine and eleven – locked in a dog cage and another four severely beaten in “the worst” case of child cruelty they had ever seen.
They found one child with two black eyes swollen shut – with dozens of marks and bruises all over his body – at an apartment in Las Vegas.
Bodycam footage released by the court showed the officers asking for bolt cutters to open the cage with the two kids inside.
The video showed one of the boys hunched over and unable to walk without any help as he climbed out of the cage.
Travis Doss, 31, and his wife Amanda Stamper, 33, have been charged in connection with the abuse of their seven kids – six of whom were allegedly subjected to severe physical abuse.
Disturbing footage obtained by 8NewsNow revealed the horrifying conditions the children faced in the tiny one-bedroom apartment.
They were allegedly locked in dog cages while a pitbull roamed freely.
After rescuing the children and taking them out of the home, they told officers how they were beaten with belts, cords, and a frying pan.
The child locked in the cage told cops he was forced to share meals with his siblings or eat food “in the trash”.
He also claimed his dad violently struck his face while trapped in the cage.
“He hit my face in the cage because I was squished up trying to get out of the cage because I didn’t do anything and I was freaking out,” the child told officers in the video.
According to court transcripts obtained by 8NewsNow, cops said he was locked in the cage “all day, every day”.
A nurse at the hospital where the children were taken told police that “this is the worst case of abuse she has seen in 13 years,” the report said.
Officers discovered the abused children at the apartment during a callout on June 11.
They were reportedly called after Stamper ran to a nearby Walgreens store to escape her husband, fearing for her life.
She then told officers about the grim conditions in the apartment – and said one of her children “looked dead for the last five days”.
Stamper, who is currently pregnant, told 8NewsNow: “I know they were terrified.”
In an interview from prison with Las Vegas Review-Journal, she said: “I was scared for my life and my other kids and my family.”
Doss has been charged with over 40 offences – including multiple counts of child abuse and allegations of sex trafficking involving his wife.
Stamper faces seven charges of child abuse for each of the kids – including her two-year-old daughter, who is her only biological child with Doss.
Both Doss and Stamper appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Stamper’s lawyer maintained that she had not physically abused the children.
Prosecutors acknowledged Stamper worked as a sex worker under Doss’s direction.
“If she had done anything, she would’ve been subjected to serious, serious abuse,” her lawyer said in June.
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