Sameena Jaweed, 41, her husband Sadaqat Jaweed and son Farqan Jaweed, 22, were arrested and charged with battery, child abuse and false imprisonment after a tip from the Department of Children and Families led them to their home on Warrior Lane in Kissimmee.
Screams coming from the home led investigators to the four children, ranging in age from 12 to 17, who were being held against their will. “There was physical abuse; there was evidence of physical abuse. Also, the home was very unsanitary. The conditions were deplorable,” said Twis Lizasuain, spokeswoman for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they found locks on the doors to keep the children in their rooms, and investigators said all three may have had a hand in the abuse.