Kids found malnourished, underweight and beaten; grandfather, girlfriend charged

A grandfather and his girlfriend were charged with child cruelty.

The Department of Family and Children Services discovered a 6-month-old, 2-year-old, and 6-year-old extremely malnourished after a welfare check.

In addition to child cruelty, 57-year-old Kenneth Pless and 34-year-old Nakhea Banes were charged with aggravated battery and contributing to the deprivation of a minor.

DFACS said the kids were underweight and had either broken or fractured bones.

Authorities said the 6-month-old was bound to a car seat with the arms of their T-shirt tied behind their back.

Those kids were taken into protective state custody.