Police have taken into protective custody eight children and four young adults believed to be linked to three charged over a Philadelphia ‘dungeon’.
A 19-year-old, the niece of suspect Linda Ann Weston, was found locked in a cupboard suffering from open wounds.
A tip from Florida officials led police to the children around Philadelphia.
Weston and three other suspects are scheduled to appear in court next week to face charges of imprisoning mentally-disabled people.
She has previously served a prison sentence for starving a man to death.