Neighbor who called 911 reacts to child abuse arrest
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- A Chattanooga man, accused of severely beating his girlfriend's small children, will head to court Friday.
The neighbor who called 911 says he needs to stay behind bars.
James Skiles was arrested Saturday, after police say he beat four children.
Two of the children, ages 7 and 10, had minor bruising.
A 2-year-old suffered a fractured femur, broken rib, and bruising on most of her body.
Her twin brother had fractured ribs and a perforated bowel from the beating.
The children's older sister told police Skiles forced the children to stand up against the wall with their arms up, while he punched them.
Neighbor, Jamieka Green, called police, and says she has at least half a dozen times to report similar abuse.
"its not the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth time that I've called, its too many times I've called the police on him," says Green. "If I was the judge and I was the police, I'd put him under the jail, if that was me, he wouldn't get back out."
Green says she's been to see the youngest kids in the hospital twice.
Their mother told police she left her six children with Skiles at their home on Jeffrey Lane. She was not home when the abuse took place.