A Minneapolis man is accused of keeping his two adult twin daughters with mental disabilities chained in a house of horrors where he beat them with bats and paddles, and raped one of them, leaving her pregnant.
Jerry Lee Curry, 51, is facing 10 felony charges, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree assault, criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult and child endangerment.
As of Thursday, Curry was in custody, according to Hennepin County Jail records. His bail was set at $750,000. Police began investigating Curry last spring after one of his 20-year-old twin daughters ran away.
An examination revealed she’d suffered injuries consistent with abuse. Human services then removed the other 20-year-old daughter from Curry’s south Minneapolis home, as well as a 10-year-old sibling. .
Police say that both the adult daughters are vulnerable individuals, which psychologists deemed to be incapable of independent living. The twins told shelter officials that Curry beat them with paddles and bats and kept their hands and feet bound in chains to his bedroom door. .
They reported that they were kept in chains for days at a time, with one of the daughters adding that the bondage began when she became sexually active at 15.
The daughter who ran away had lost sight in one eye and suffered a slightly detached ear after she said Curry stomped on her head. The other daughter gave birth to a child, and investigators said the DNA results pointed to Curry being the father. If convicted of the charges, Curry faces several decades in prison.