On Monday night, 911 was called to a home in Greenmore community to respond to a medical emergency. When police arrived, they found two siblings, severely beaten and in critical condition.
An investigation was promptly launched, and Jonathan Smith, 33 years old was arrested; the next day, Michelle Smith, 30 years old was also arrested. Both suspects are related to the victims.
Jonathan and Michelle Smith were charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse (family), two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and two counts of sexual torture. They remain at Butler County Jail, bail is set at 1 million dollars.
The children are now at a hospital in Birmingham being treated for their injuries, reports say they are recovering well.