`The children were all either adopted or foster children, he said.
Authorities said the kids were kept in wooden cages, less than 3 feet by 3 feet, without pillows or blankets. [..]
Police said no charges had been filed against the parents.
“Basically, the parents thought they were providing for the protection of the children from themselves and from each other,” said Sommers.
“They thought there was circumstances with these children that warranted the cages at night,” Sommers added, but he would not go into details of what those circumstances were.’