“Their daughter is telling us, ‘Please, please, please,’ begging us not to go back. They’re abusing her,” said Dana Dekalb. “And then Devonte coming over here and telling us he’s being starved to death.”
The Dekalbs say recent cries for help from the Hart children prompted them to call Child Protective Services last Friday.
“I was trying to help them and protect them and this is the result,” said Dana.
Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to domestic assault in Minnesota back in 2011 after bruises were found on one of the children’s back and stomach. Just the last week, CPS case workers had gone by the family’s home three times to check on the children.