Some children have had to be saved by the police from their own parents after being found out to have been subjected to unbelievable torture.
A police officer with one of the kids
About five children have been freed by police after they were seen to be malnourished and were reportedly on drugs, Metro UK reports.
The police have now taken the kids away from their American-Colombian parents after neighbours saw them ‘dancing around’ with ‘Satanic symbols’ on them.
The children were freed after neighbours heard concerning screams from the Bucaramanga, Colombia, flat.
Reportedly the children showed signs of malnutrition and abuse.
Police reported the flat was filled with smoke and that they found ‘burnt offerings’ after breaking open the door.
The home where the kids were saved from
They also reportedly found four children aged between two and six, and a three-month-old baby.
The names of the 49-year-old mother and her American husband have not been revealed but both were said to be under the effect of either alcohol or drugs.
Apparently ‘agitated’, the parents were also housing cannabis plants at their flat and police found broken glass and dog excrement strewn across the floor.
Messages seen from outside the flat show graffiti such as ‘US=Enemies, 666’ and ‘Mundo de la mentira’ or ‘World of lies’.
The children were apparently whisked away to hospital, with a baby said to have dermatitis and conjunctivitis.
Their parents were transferred to San Camilo psychiatric hospital where they are said to be under medical surveillance.