Indiana foster parents accused of abusing several children in their home


AURORA, Ind. — Foster parents in Dearborn County are accused of abusing multiple children in their home.

Diane and Timothy Combs' home is being called a "house of horrors" by investigators, according to WLWT.

According to prosecuting attorney Lynn Deddens the couple has been fostering since February 2013 and has fostered more than 38 children since 2014, WLWT reported.

The couple were arrested after the Dearborn County Sheriff's Office received a phone call of possible abuse. During a visit, they found eight kids, videos and pictures showing repeated instances of possible abuse involving children between 2 and 16 years old.

"One of the foster children … gave some detailed descriptions on what she had witnessed, which was Diane Combs smacking one of the minors, who was a 6-year-old, in the face, kicking them in the face, kicking them in the leg," Deddens told WLWT. "They also observed her husband Tim, smack another one of the kids across the face and grab the hair of another child."

The couple are currently in jail facing a total of 22 different counts and could receive up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Investigators believe there may be other victims.