April 26, 2017
Carlyle says when he went to meet Sharen and Michael Gravelle about helping them take care of their children on the weekends, he was shocked by what he saw at their home.
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“Sharen referred to all of the 11 children as monkeys. I thought that it was racist. I was appalled,” Carlyle claims. “Michael looked me right dead in the eyes and said, ‘I consider myself to be Moses leading these children to the promised land.’”
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Carlyle claims he heard Sharen tell one of the children to go upstairs and lock himself in his cage after he went to the bathroom in his pants, and that Michael told him the way he would know if the children were trying to escape from their cages is if their fingers were cut from the wire.
“I thought these children were being raised by monsters,” Carlye says. “Knowing how these children are being abused in this house, it was very hard for me to leave. I got in my car and I was driving away from those kids, and I had pulled to the side of the road and I literally sobbed for their welfare.”