February 23, 2018 11:14 PM
The Hennepin County Attorney calls it a "House of Horrors."
It's a seemingly typical Minneapolis home, but investigators' accounts paint the blue house as a "sex chamber."
According to court filings, when police arrived at the home last May they located "pornography playing, sexual toys and objects strewn about the room," handcuffs, a paddle, chains and hundreds of DVDs and VHS tapes that are currently under review.
Two vulnerable adults and one 11-year-old child were living at the home at the time. One of them broke free and told a friend what was happening, according to court records.
The three were living in Jerry Curry and Sheila Wilson's care. Court documents indicate one of the vulnerable adults was pregnant with Curry's child at the time. The pregnant vulnerable adult's account is documented in a report written by her Guardian ad Litem:
"I have been chained to the door and bed every day for as long as I can remember."
"Within the last week, he forced me to have sex. He has done this every day since I was early teens or so."
"He would say that if we told, he would kill us and put us in the trash."
The other vulnerable adult in Curry and Wilson's care developed a form of tissue death, Gangrene, while she was chained up, naked in the basement of the house, according to court filings.
Court documents also indicate Curry is accused of allowing "crack dealers to have sex with (the victims) in exchange for drugs."
Hennepin County Child Protection, juvenile court records show, has looked into Curry and Wilson twice before and both cases were closed after assessments or services were completed.
"We cannot comment on specific cases because of data privacy," wrote Deputy County Administrator for Hennepin County Health and Human Services, Jennifer DeCubellis, in a statement. "However, we take every accusation of maltreatment seriously and investigate accordingly. This is incredibly hard, complicated work. Our teams care deeply about residents' well-being. After critical incidents, we scrutinize our work to review our decisions and look at where practices or interventions could improve. The safety of children and vulnerable adults in our community is a top priority for Hennepin County."
One of vulnerable adults in Curry's care is documented as saying, "This has been going on since I can remember."
Child Protection court documents indicate Curry and Wilson admitted to police that they are also brother and sister, after police read them their rights.
However, the officials in the Hennepin County Attorney's Office say they believe that statement may have been some sort of ploy. Officials declined to elaborate at this time whether DNA tests are underway to sort out the confusion.
Curry is being held in Hennepin County Jail on $750,000 bond. He's due for a court hearing March 22.
Wilson is also being held in Hennepin County Jail, her first appearance is scheduled for Monday.
Updated: February 23, 2018 11:14 PM
Created: February 23, 2018 05:52 PM
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