LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Office of Inspector General is investigating after two Lexington foster parents were charged with abusing the children they were supposed to be caring for.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Jamie Stamper is accused of striking two young foster children with a belt in the presence of a second foster parent, Rachael Abner.
The two women had been designated as therapeutic foster parents for children with serious emotional problems.
The home was licensed by a private child placement agency. It was monitored by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Office of Inspector General.
Cabinet spokeswoman Anya Weber said the OIG is investigating.
Abner and Stamper have pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal abuse. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Nov. 20 in Fayette District Court.