Couple accused of abuse and torture of child

Kenneth R. Hayes

Horry County police have charged Kenneth R. Hayes, 27, and Mildred Brioni Holmes, 31, both of Garden City with Unlawful Neglect of a Child or Helpless Person by Legal Custodian.

An investigation that involved Horry County police, the Solicitor's Office, the Department of Social Services, and the Children's Recovery Center determined the abuse happened between 2005 and 2011, according to an arrest report.

The child was starved and then forced to eat moldy food, denied access to school, and refused access to a bathroom at home, according to that report.

Bond was set for each of them at $10,000.