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More details into alleged child abuse by foster parents


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More details into alleged child abuse by foster parents

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Mar 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- More details have been released on the three adults charged with child abuse against three foster children who were later adopted.

One day after news broke of Janet and Dwight Solander, and Danielle Hinton's arrests on numerous charges, neighbors said they never suspected anything was wrong.

"I think I speak for everyone in the neighborhood that we are shocked. My kids knew them, they walked their dog up and down the street," said Marvin Aiono.

The Solander's vehicles still remain in the driveway and a note from their landlord is posted, asking for them to call.

The owner of the home said the Solanders were late with rent, but he said he had no idea what was allegedly going on inside the home.

The police report said the Solander's three adopted children, ages 9-12, were made to sit on a bucket that had a toilet seat on top. They were punished with cold showers and they told of cameras all over the house, which Janet could see via her cell phone.

Janet wrote about this in a self-published book last year called "Foster Care: How to Fix this Corrupted System." She wrote, "Video provides indisputable evidence of anything." She also wrote, "The easiest way for a child to vent is by urinating their pants or on the bed."

Attorney Bill Grimm represents 11 foster children in a lawsuit against Clark County's Department of Family Services. He said four agencies in the department must follow checks and balances when placing children in foster care.

Until the department addresses what went wrong, he said cases like this will likely continue, "They are just devious, horrible people that will get through whatever kind of screening process you have. I don't think you can create a total infallible licensing process."

Family services said in a statement the Solanders were licensed for foster care in 2010, and that license will be revoked.

The self-publishing firm iUniverse, which helped Janet with her book, said authors maintain sole responsibility for and ownership of their books content.