LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 53-year-old Las Vegas woman who published a book on foster care is accused of depriving her three adopted daughters of food, refusing to let them go to the bathroom and beating them with a stick.
Janet Solander was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of child abuse and sexual assault. Her 50-year-old husband, Dwight Solander, and her 21-year-old daughter, Danielle Hinton, have also been charged with abuse.
Investigators say the three sisters were forced to sleep on boards without sheets, blankets or pillows out of fear they would wet the bed. The girls told authorities their adoptive parents would make them wear their soiled underwear on their head if they had an accident.
Janet Solander is the author of a self-published book called "Foster Care: How to Fix this Corrupted System" that appears on Amazon.com and other websites.