• Anaís Muñoz from Chester faces more than 200 counts for sexual abuse and torture
  • The alleged abuse began in 2020 when Muñoz started living with the victims' family
  • The woman also allegedly used the children to help her get drugs on the streets

A 19-year-old woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with more than 200 counts for sexually abusing and torturing 4 children over two years.

Anaís Muñoz from Chester faces multiple felony charges, including 20 counts of child rape, for abusing the victims, aged from seven to 13, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said in a press conference Tuesday, as reported by Patch.

Muñoz was arrested in New Jersey after investigators determined that she had "multiple instances of physical and sexual abuse," involving the victims.

The alleged abuse began in 2020 when Muñoz started living with the family of the victims. Meanwhile, officials have not revealed the identity of the victims and the relationship between the suspect and the victim's family.

The horrific assault came to light earlier this month after officials received a report of child abuse at a residence.

Investigators determined that the sexual abuse happened while the parents were asleep, and the victims were reportedly threatened into silence.

The suspect allegedly used a lighter, hammer, torch, cords, hangers, computer, blades, and knives to torture the victims. The oldest two victims said they were coerced into sexual acts, and the suspect used a hair straightener to burn their genitals, reports said.

"This is a truly horrifying case involving the physical and mental torture of young victims. Using a wide range of implements, the defendant sought to inflict physical pain on these children – whether by choking them with cords, beating them with a bat, or 'branding' them with a straightening iron," Stollsteimer said, as reported by NBC Philadelphia.

Muñoz is also accused of using the victims to help her get drugs on the streets. She is expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

"These children will bear the physical and emotional scars of the defendant's conduct for the rest of their lives. Sadly, we can't undo this tragedy, but rest assured that we will do everything in our power to support these victims and to hold the defendant accountable," Stollsteimer said.

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