Mother returns to find girls tattooed with babysitter

Daniel Janney, Melissa Delp and Alexander Michael Edwards.  Images courtesy of Roanoke.com

Daniel Janney, Melissa Delp and Alexander Michael Edwards. Images courtesy of Roanoke.com

CAMPBELL COUNTY, VA – A mother and her boyfriend left the kids at home in the care of a family friend. When they got back they found the pre-teen girls tattooed. The babysitter is accused of tattooing the children without consent. What made matters worse is what the boyfriend is accused of doing next. Investigators say he tried to remove the tattoos by burning them off with a hot razor blade.

One of the girls had her name tattooed on her shoulder according to WSET-TV.

The girl’s mother, Melissa Delp, now faces charges for malicious wounding and felony child neglect. Investigators say Delp did nothing to stop her boyfriend, Daniel Janney, from removing the tattoos. He is also charged with malicious wounding and child neglect.

Alexander Edwards, the man investigators say gave the girls the tattoos, is charged with abduction, malicious wounding, and child neglect.