State Police say a Bedford County couple are facing charges in a severe child abuse case.
Dakota Bussard is accused of abusing 3 young children including breaking their bones, squeezing their fingers with pliers and burning them with a lighter.
Investigators say Daisy Maust is also charged in the case.
They say she ignored the abuse and even helped Bussard lie about the accusations.
Troopers say Maust eventually admitted that Bussard had been abusing the children.
Bussard is being held in the Bedford County Prison.
Investigators add that he had been arrested in 2019 for assaulting another young child.