LAS VEGAS -- One of the suspects in a Clark County child abuse case wrote a book on the "corrupt" foster care system that may shed a disturbing light on what could have led to the alleged abuse of her three adopted daughters.
Also, a lawsuit reveals the Division of Child and Family Services may have been called to the home prior to the arrests.
Janet Solander, her husband, Dwight Solander, and Janet's adult daughter, Danielle Hinton, face multiple charges of abuse, neglect, and endangerment. Janet is also accused of sexually assaulting one of the girls.
The arrest report details how the three girls were often restricted from using the bathroom and timed when they did. If they had an accident, they were punished. The girls were beaten with a stick and forced to sleep on boards in their underwear with no sheets or blankets, the report said. The girls, between the ages of nine and 12, were forced to take cold showers and dry off in front of a fan.
The arrest report reveals years of alleged torture for the three adopted sisters who started out as foster children in the Solander home.
In a bizarre twist, Janet is the author of a book called "Foster Care: How to Fix this Corrupted System." In the book, she writes, ... "the easiest and most defiant way for a child to vent is by urinating or defecating in his or her pants, on the bed, or on another object …." She goes on to say, "this is where the rage could start for foster parents."
If the book is accurate, the Solanders had been investigated by officials before. According to the book, Janet had fostered many children and there was a time when one adopted daughter told a case worker she had been hit. "Needless to say, CPS came out to our home the very next day to investigate our daughter's claims ... they found no evidence that our daughter had been abused or neglected," she wrote.
A lawsuit uncovered by 8 News NOW shows someone may have suspected that the Solanders abused their adopted and foster children. In May of 2013, the Solanders sued their nanny saying she damaged their "good name and character by reporting unsubstantiated and false allegations to Clark County Department of Family Services." It also says the nanny refused to "accept the methods of interaction with the children."
Aside from the three adopted girls, county officials removed four foster children from the home.
A judge set bail for Dwight and Janet Solanders at $250,000 and Hinton at $50,000. Their next court date is April 8.