Saturday, February 05, 2005

Linda and John Dollar Arrested For Child Torture

Utah authorities have captured a couple accused of torturing five of seven children in their home, including pulling out their toenails with pliers. Florida Sheriff's officials said some of the children, picked up last Thursday, were so malnourished they looked like pictures from Auschwitz, CNN reported. The case against John Dollar, 58, and Linda Dollar, 51, began two weeks ago when a 16-year-old was transported from their Beverly Hills, Fla., home to a hospital. The boy was bleeding from his head and there were red marks on his neck. He weighed 59 pounds and two 14-year-old boys each weighed less than 40 pounds. The couple, who were legal guardians of the children, have been charged with aggravated child abuse/torture of five of the youths, aged 12 to 17. The couple apparently tried to keep them inside the home and each child was home-schooled.
The Dollars were to appear in court Monday but never showed.