3 charged with abusing adopted girls in Las Vegas

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Updated: 3/27 2:05 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 53-year-old Las Vegas woman who published a book on foster care is accused of depriving her three adopted daughters of food, refusing to let them go to the bathroom and beating them with a stick.

Janet Solander was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of child abuse and sexual assault. Her 50-year-old husband, Dwight Solander, and her 21-year-old daughter, Danielle Hinton, have also been charged with abuse.

They are in Clark County jail pending an April 8 court date.

Investigators say the three girls were forced to sleep on boards without sheets, blankets or pillows out of fear they would wet the bed. The girls told authorities their adopted parents would make them wear their soiled underwear on their head if they had an accident, and made them use catheters.

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