Two kid magicians arrested by cops in Louisiana for refusing to return to their mother as part of a bitter custody battle were strip searched before being placed alone in separate jail cells for two nights, their friend and neighbor told The Post.
Brother and sister duo Kadan, 15, and Brooklyn Rockett, 13, — who wowed Simon Cowell in the “AGT” semifinals back in 2016 — were unable to pull a Houdini and escape what they told friends was a scary stay in a roach-infested juvenile detention center near where their relatives live in Lillie, Louisiana.
It was the second time the Rockett teens landed behind bars on orders from a Missouri judge overseeing the custody battle.
The pair were taken away in handcuffs in separate police cars from their grandfather’s home on Nov. 18, after crying and saying they did not feel safe returning to their mother, Kami Lyn Rockett, who lives in Utah. Their mother was reportedly waiting at the sheriff’s department to retrieve them and bring them back home to Utah but they went to jail instead.
“It just broke my heart,” said Emily Truman, 45, who was one of several neighbors who witnessed the teens’ arrest. “The cop was so rough with Kadan — and Brooklyn was so upset she was sobbing and just losing it. I was so ashamed. I’ve lived here in Union Parish all my life, and I’ve seen a lot of things, but I’ve never seen anything like what happened to these kids.”
Truman said the teens came by to see her after their ordeal. They had returned to Louisiana briefly after the death of their grandmother but normally live with their father in LA.
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