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( Daily Mail ) A Florida couple have been charged with more than 300 counts each of child sex abuse involving 11 biological, adopted and foster children, some younger than age 12.

Daniel Spurgeon, 47, and his 52-year-old wife, Jenise Spurgeon, were arrested in Cape Coral, Florida, on outstanding warrants stemming from an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in Florence, Alabama, where the couple had lived years earlier.

Mr Spurgeon is facing more than 100 counts each of first-degree sexual abuse, child abuse and enticing a child for immoral purposes. Others charges against him include sodomy; sexual torture; rape; domestic violence by strangulation; incest and human trafficking.

The charges against Mrs Spurgeon include 100 counts each of child abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and enticing a child for immoral purposes, as well as a single count of domestic violence by strangulation and 11 counts of human trafficking.

Florence police Sgt. Brad Holmes said the victims’ ages range from toddlers to teenagers, reported Al.com.

Read more: Florida foster parents are charged with nearly SEVEN HUNDRED counts of sex crimes and abuse against children in Alabama


ABC 7 reports that the allegations came out when police responded to a KFC in Cape Coral, where they found three children aged 16, 13 and 13 intoxicated.

One of the teenagers told officers that Daniel Spurgeon had provided them with hard liquor mixed with Mountain Dew and beer, the news station reports. The teens were taken to a local hospital, where they told officers and emergency personnel that Spurgeon had been physically and sexually abusing many of the adopted and foster children – eight girls and two boys, ages 8 through 16 – living in the Spurgeon home.

Spurgeon and his wife also have three biological children, two boys and a girl, the news station reports. -Read more: Former Alabama couple charged with physical, sexual abuse of 10 foster, adopted kids

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