Twin boys who were reportedly found severely injured, malnourished and abused and now their parents face charges, police in Colorado said.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a hospital after staff reported a 6-week old baby was brought in with severe injuries. They then conducted a well-being check after learning the infant had an identical twin and an older sibling.
“Some of the injuries on the twin boys include skull fractures, spinal injuries, leg fractures, rib fractures, genital injuries, burns and bruising around the face, and severe malnourishment. One of the twins also tested positive for illegal narcotics,” according to a statement from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said the twins were placed with Child Protective Services, while the older sibling is with other family members.
Jeremy Esposito, 34, and Jonelle Esposito, 28, were booked into the Jefferson County Detention Facility last week on multiple charges, including four counts of felony child abuse each. They will be held until bond can be set at an advisement hearing, scheduled for Monday.
Police have not said how the children were injured or what led them to believe the parents caused the injuries.