Georgia woman and her live in lover ‘locked two children in a basement and fed them noodles once a day for nearly a year’
Tamara McGowan, 38, her boyfriend, Thomas Young, 42, charged with child cruelty allegedly, for keeping her sons locked in a cellar of their home in DeKalb County
The couple, between June 2017 and April 2018 allegedly, fed the teens only noodles – once a day
McGowan and Young who were arrested while sleeping in their car outside a Walmart parking lot, investigators suspect, used drugs and performed sex acts in front of the children
Young faces additional charge of attempted sodomy for allegedly trying to force the teen boys to perform sex acts on him
McGowan record includes charges of fraud, forgery and obstruction of officers
Between June 2017 and April 2018, McGowan and Young allegedly locked the victims in the basement of this house in Dekalb County, Georgia, and fed them noodles once a day
Young also faces an additional charge of criminal attempted sodomy, and McGowan faces counts of simple assault. They are being held without bond.
According to court documents cited by WSB-TV, between June 2017 and April 2018, McGowan and Young allegedly kept the woman’s teenage sons confined to the cellar of a relative’s home on North Hairston Road for hours at a time.
During that period, the children were only given noodles to eat once a day.
Arrest warrants allege that McGowan and Young also exposed her sons to drug use and performed sexual acts in front of them.
Investigators also alleged that the duo exposed the kids to drug use and sexual activity, and attempted to have the children participate.
Young also allegedly tried to force the boys to perform sex acts on him, leading to the attempted sodomy charge, reported Fox 5 Atlanta.
They’re both charged with first-degree child cruelty for depriving necessary sustenance, first-degree child cruelty for excessive physical or mental pain and second-degree child cruelty for excessive physical or mental pain, according to DeKalb County Jail records.
Young faces an addition.
They pair were both denied bond.
He also told WSB-TV that McGowan’s boy are ‘bad.’
Records indicate that McGowan has a past criminal record in Georgia, which includes charges of fraud, forgery and obstruction of officers.