Las Vegas police entered the home of Montana (real name Travis Doss) and spoke with the children, one of whom was beaten so badly that Montana allegedly told police he already believed the 11-year-old to be dead. Another child told police he was forced to share his scraps of food with his five siblings, who told police it had been days since they’d eaten.
“He kept saying that he was always hungry and that’s why he stole, and then he said, ‘It’s food that’s in the trash, so how is that even stealing?’” “And he kept saying that he needed big food because he was a big boy now and that he would have to share one large fry from McDonald’s with like all six kids and just that he was never really fed and that’s why he stole,” the cop added.
The aspiring rapper was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month on 40 charges including child abuse. Bodycam footage showed officers entering the tiny, one-bedroom apartment where they found six kids from ages 2 to 11 alone with two dogs. Two of the children — the 11-year-old boy and his 9-year-old brother — were crouched inside a padlocked cage with the older boy’s eyes “swollen shut” from being so badly beaten.
He was also reportedly “emaciated” from being starved. Trap Montana’s girlfriend, Amanda Stamper, was also arrested and charged with seven counts of child abuse. She was allegedly a prostitute working under the rapper, and served as the biological mother of the 2-year-old child. When asked why he tormented his children, Montana said he had “no choice.”