ASHTABULA COUNTY – Prosecutors say years of abuse to three children finally ended after a brave escape from the two daughters. David Moss and his wife Rejeana Moss had allegedly been abusing their two adopted daughters and their adopted son.
The children were rescued after the two girls, 11 and 13, picked the lock on their bedroom door, snuck outside and took the family car. They crashed soon after, as they had never driven before, and were helped when police arrived at the accident.
The girls told police what was happening at their home and insisted they not be taken back.
The Mosses have been indicted on three counts of kidnapping, three counts of felonious assault, and three counts of child endangering. David Moss is also facing two counts of sexual battery and three counts of gross sexual imposition.
The children were placed in the Moss’ home by Ashtabula County Children Services as they were a licensed and qualified home.
The couple’s adult children told prosecutors they were subjected to abuse as well.
They are currently being held without bond and all three children have been placed in new foster homes.