A shocking video has emerged showing Las Vegas police officers rescuing young children who were allegedly subjected to horrific abuse by their parents. The distressing footage reveals a harrowing tale of children being battered, starved, and confined to cages. Court transcripts indicate that one of the older children was beaten so severely that their father believed they were already dead. The children, forced to share meager amounts of food, endured days without eating. The heart-wrenching incident has left the community in disbelief and has raised questions about the welfare of these vulnerable children.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) body-camera footage captured the moment when officers arrived at the scene. They met with resistance from the children who had been instructed not to open the door for strangers. After a tense 15-minute standoff, a maintenance worker managed to convince one of the children to open the door. Inside the apartment, the officers discovered the children, along with dogs.
The video reveals the 11-year-old child recounting the abuse. The officers provided comfort to the traumatized children, assuring them that they were not at fault and promising to get them the help they desperately needed.
Travis Doss, the father of the children, and Amanda Stamper, the biological mother of one child and stepmother to the others, have both been indicted in connection with the abuse. Doss faces charges of child abuse, while Stamper faces a total of seven cases of child abuse. The court transcripts reveal that Doss claimed he had “no choice” when questioned about placing the children in cages. Prosecutors in Clark County have alleged that Stamper, who worked as a prostitute under Doss, was aware of the abuse inflicted upon the children. However, Stamper’s public defender argues that she was also a victim of Doss’s abuse.
Social media posts from Doss’s Instagram account depict a stark contrast to the disturbing reality of the children’s lives. The account showcases Doss rapping in luxurious cars, mansions, and casinos along the renowned Las Vegas Strip. In September 2020, he posted pictures of himself and the children enjoying a day at the beach in Santa Monica, California. Another post from June 2019 shows Doss fishing with four of the children, while Stamper can be seen smiling in the background. These posts paint a misleading picture of a seemingly happy family, concealing the unimaginable suffering the children endured.
The sickening video of Las Vegas police rescuing abused children has shed light on a deeply disturbing case of neglect and cruelty.