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LECANTO, Fla. (AP) -- John and Linda Dollar are back in Florida to begin the process of facing accusations that they starved and tortured five of their children.

The couple was booked Saturday night at Citrus County Jail on one count each of aggravated child abuse. They're being held without bond and will make an initial court appearance Sunday. They had been in Utah since their arrest two weeks ago.

More charges are pending against the couple, who presumably transformed from model parents into monsters.

Records from 1995 paint the picture of a smart, successful couple doing a fine job raising their adopted children while seeking permission to take in three more.

Five of their adopted children, however, told investigators they were starved, shocked with a cattle prod, beaten with a hammer and had toenails yanked out with pliers. Their emaciated bodies were compared by police to victims of Nazi concentration camps.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press)

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