Police: Ohio Couple Bound, Gagged, Duct Taped 4-year-old Twins

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CINCINNATI (AP) – An Ohio man and his girlfriend have been charged after police say they restrained, gagged and taped his 4-year-old twin boys to a wall.
    
WLWT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2wXPOQs ) James Howell Jr. and his girlfriend Jamie Carver have both been charged with two counts of kidnapping and child endangering. Both Howell and Carver were released on bond after a hearing on Tuesday.
    
Howell’s children have been placed with a foster family by Hamilton County Job and Family Services.
    
Police responded to a Cincinnati apartment Sunday afternoon. Investigators say Howell and Carver had bound the children with a belt and shoe laces. Police say the boys had also been gagged with socks and duct taped to a wall in the apartment.
    
Attorneys for the couple were not available immediately for comment.
    
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Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com

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