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John Michael Robey, 33, and Christina Dawn Moore, arrested for drywalling kids in bedroom in Bristow

March 28, 2011 - 03:52 PM
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Two people were arrested over the weekend and charged with child abuse and neglect after they allegedly put their three children into a bedroom and nailed drywall to block a doorway.

Prince William County police arrested John Michael Robey, 33, and Christina Dawn Moore, 26, both of Bristow. They were both charged with three counts of felony child abuse and neglect.

Authorities said the pair placed their three children, ages 4-months-old, 2-years-old and 4-years-old, into a bedroom without clothes and then nailed drywall about five feet high in front of the doorway.

The children were placed in the room naked and later the room was covered in feces and urine, authorities said.

The 4-year-old broke free from the room and went to a neighbor’s house for help.

Authorities placed the children with Child Protective Services.

“No you don’t do that to a child,” said Rev. Tyler Brown, a neighbor.

Police found no evidence of injuries or malnourishment. Police believe the girls were in the room for no more than a day.

The neighbor rescued the other children and called police.

Moore previously faced child neglect charges in 2005 after her 22-month-old boys were found wandering around a junkyard.

Moore was allegedly sleeping nearby while the boys played just steps away from Route 234.

Authorities said the boys appeared dirty, hungry and both had several scratches and bug bites.

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