AN elderly couple who locked five children up in a basement dungeon and inflicted “abuse, neglect and cruelty” for more than 15 years have been jailed.
Valerie Stannard, 73, held a boy’s hands over a stove flame and stuffed lit paper down a boy’s pyjamas while husband Roy, 74, stripped one of the girls naked for his sexual pleasure.
Roy Stannard has been jailed for 12 years for child abuse
The youngest victim was just a toddler when he was tied to his highchair and locked in a cupboard…
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