A mother and her lover behind bars for horrific child abuse and 19 Action News is investigating just how much child welfare workers knew.
According to police reports the kids were so hurt and angry that they cut eyes out of dolls. Apparently wanted to do to it to mom's boyfriend for beating them.
Neighbors heard what went on behind closed doors.
Cops say a 10 year old girl and 12 year old boy were viciously beaten again and again with a belt, fists and even a dog leash.
Cleveland cops have locked up mom Candace Barnes and Stephen Huggins.
"Children and Family Services came over to the house they just did not do anything," said a neighbor.
A police report shows in the past a teacher called the agency for Cuyahoga County social workers as did neighbor did too.
But the alleged abuse not stopped until now.
A County spokeswoman said it when the mom was first investigated last April they tried to work with her but she was evasive.
Neighbors saw a big difference in the kids after cops barged in.
"They were just happy to get up out the place," sid a neighbor. "When they was leaving with the social worker they seemed happy leaving relaxed not crying."