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New details on John Robey and Christina Moore, couple accused of child abuse, neglect

Update, Thursday, March 31, 11:00 p.m.: Daniel Tincher, the father who has been raising the twin boys who were taken from Christina Moore in 2005, says that he warned Prince William County Social Services about abusive treatment of the three children she had after he split up with her.

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ABC7's Jay Korff talks with Tincher. And he has the response from Janine Sewell, the social services director.

Earlier: A newly released complaint filed by Prince William County detectives states that the couple who is accused of trapping their three young children in a bedroom in Bristow passed out after dry-walling their kids into the room.

The couple, 33-year-old John Robey and 26-year-old Christina Moore, are facing child abuse and neglect charges.

According to a criminal complaint, police found needles, smoking devices and prescription pill bottles in Robey and Moore’s bedroom. The couple is accused of placing their three daughters, ages 2-months-old, 2-years-old and 4-years-old, in a bedroom and blocking the doorway with drywall.

The oldest child managed to escape the room and fled to a neighbor’s home for help. The neighbor returned to the house, tore down the drywall and found the other children covered in urine and feces. The neighbor then bathed the children, tried to wake the sleeping parents and contacted authorities.

The children were placed with child protective services.

This was not the first time authorities have taken Moore’s children away.

Moore lost custody of her 2-year-old twin boys in 2005 after they were found wandering alone on a busy road near a county landfall.

According to a Prince William County spokesperson, if the county removes a child from a parent and the case is subsequently closed, it can’t prevent the parent from having more children and it can’t, without cause, take additional children away.

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