Parents Arrested On Extensive Abuse Claim

Charges of torture/deprivation

Patrick Gentry
February 21, 2019 - 11:07 am

Greenville police said a mother and her longtime, live-in boyfriend were arrested and face several charges connected to investigations of torture and abuse involving the mother’s children, who are only 5 and 7 years old. 

37-year-old Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga and 25 year-old Sabrina Irene Emerick were both charged with unlawful neglect of a child and two counts of cruelty to children including torture and deprivation.

Police said Saladaga also faces a count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. 

Police said the children detailed the abuse they had endured to DSS workers who were looking into the case.   Police said Saladaga and Emerick were both released from jail on Feb. 15th on bond.

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