Bond revoked for woman accused of locking children up in cages

Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The bond for southeast Alabama woman accused of keeping children locked up in cockroach infested cages was revoked Wednesday morning.

Kylla Michelle Mann, 31, had her bond revoked after the Lee County District Attorney presented evidence during a bond revocation hearing that she broke the conditions of her bond.

The DA told news sources that Mann had not take drug screens ordered by the court and had moved to Mississippi, both violations of her bond.

Mann is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment. Her charges stem from a January child welfare check conducted by Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

When deputies conducted a welfare check at Mann’s residence they found four children between the ages of 3 and 11 and and two wooden cages with hasps and locks on them, according to previous reports.
Evidence revealed that the children had been locked in the cages on multiple occasions.
A Lee County sheriff’s investigator revealed during the preliminary hearing that two of the children were kept in cages ridden with feces and cockroaches. The children were caged due to behavioral problems, according to previous reports.

The children were removed the night of the welfare check and are in the care of the county’s Department of Human Resources, reports said.