A family member turned in the video to law enforcement, and an investigation began.
The investigation revealed John Daniel McGregor, 46, had been leaving children, a Sumter County Sheriff’s Department release stated were “incorrigible juveniles,” with his elderly aunt for days at a time.
Another family member, Malika White, 26, was allegedly present at times when the minors were physically abusing and repeatedly assaulting the grandmother.
Deputies say White also recorded an assault and failed to intervene during the attack. In the video, White can be seen directing one child to take a large cooking pot to strike the woman with.
McGregor, White, and Darnesha Sanders, 27, have all been charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors and abuse of a vulnerable adult.
The children are now in the custody of the Department of Social Services.