A couple from Gary, Indiana is accused of abusing five girls.
Dearieus L. Kindred, 28, and Kristen D. Kindred, 33, were charged Friday with five counts of neglect of a dependent. Dearieus Kindred faces six additional charges of child molesting.
The girls told police they were locked in a furnace closet on multiple occasions for several hours, sometimes during the summer while the heat was on.
One girl said they were also forced to do squats for hours.
The girls, who are between 6 and 11-years-old, say the abuse started two years ago.