Ohio couple gagged, duct taped 4-year-old twins, police say

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An Ohio man and his girlfriend face criminal charges after police say they restrained, gagged and taped his 4-year-old twin boys to a wall, reports the Associated Press.

James Howell Jr. and his girlfriend Jamie Carver are both charged with two counts of kidnapping and child endangering. They were released on bond after a hearing Tuesday.

Howell's children have been placed with a foster family by Hamilton County Job and Family Services.

Police responded to a Cincinnati apartment Sunday afternoon where investigators say Howell and Carver had bound the children with a belt and shoe laces. Police say the boys had also been gagged with socks and duct taped to a wall in the apartment, reports the Associated Press.

Attorneys for the couple were not available immediately for comment.

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