Parkway Inn in Middletown, OH. Inset from left: Rachael Bostian, 29, Hawkins-Stephens, 26, Ramona Bostian, 56
Ohio cops were called out to a motel room by a strange woman with an alarming request.
When they entered the filthy joint, they found the threesome’s disturbing new use for bed sheets, and it made them sick to their stomachs. The officers left the room in tears, unable to handle a scene that was unlike any other they’ve had before.
On Wednesday, a 911 dispatcher received a call from a woman asking for assistance at Parkway Inn in Middletown. The caller was reportedly having a problem with one of her young sons, but it wasn’t until cops walked in that they knew exactly what she meant, seeing what had taken place over the last 22 hours.
According to WDTN, 26-year-old Theresa Hawkins-Stephens was staying in the rented rat hole with her two boys, ages 5 and 6, along with her 29-year-old girlfriend, Rachael Bostian, and Bostian’s 56-year-old mother, Ramona Bostian.
The call to police came from the room on account of one of one of the boys having fallen unconscious.
The caller claimed the boys’ injury happened after he ran away for a couple of days and some kids found him. She’s heard saying in the 911 call that the kids who got a hold of him “messed him up real bad,” but that was far from the truth of what really happened.
Alexander & Damyan Stephens, brothers who were beaten
Officers found not just one, but both boys wrapped up in a sheet in a cocoon-type case, so that they were defenseless against the women’s abuse they force on them for 22 hours straight.
The day before, one of the boys had taken food for him and his brother to eat, which was enough to set the women off and punish them with nearly a full day of perpetual beatings. The injuries they endured were so horrific that every officer on the scene left the room in tears, but it only got worse two days later.
The children were rushed to the hospital, the 5-year-old with life-threatening injuries and the other’s deemed as serious. On Friday morning, the youngest of the two was pronounced dead, never being able to recover from what he had suffered under his mother and her two friends’ wrath.
The three women had already been arrested before the boy was declared dead, and they were each initially charged with felonious assault and child endangering. However, new charges are expected to be updated since their crime against these kids resulted in a death. The outcome for the 6-year-old has yet to be determined.
Before it got to this point in the motel, the boys were failed by so many people, including a child protective system who either wasn’t aware or did nothing about concerns that had to have been obvious.
There was not a single person in these children’s lives to protect them, until it was too late. Deserved recourse for each of these three monsters, is to be wrapped up in cot sheets from their jail cell and given the same treatment for hours on end, just like they did to these two little boys. It’s their turn to be the victims.