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2 women arrested in alleged child abuse case in New Mexico

TEXICO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two women in eastern New Mexico have been arrested for allegedly beating children in their care and chaining them to their beds to deny them food. Documents filed in Curry County Magistrate Court show 37-year-old Jayme L. Kushman and 29-year-old Jaime Kay Sena were taken into custody Monday on 21 counts of suspected child abuse. Authorities say children between the ages of 5 and 14 were living with Kushman and Sena in a Texico home near the Texas border. The children included Sena's kids, Kushman's family members and at least one foster child. New Mexico State Police say they uncovered videos of some of the children being chained by the ankles to their beds.