Published: May 09, 2013 1:51 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County mother and her boyfriend are charged with abusing her two children on a daily basis for several months.

Both victims told investigators Manuel Antuna beat them, while Linda Capps did nothing to stop him. In one instance, the children say Antuna made them stand facing the wall, holding canned goods, with their arms straight out for several hours at a time, threatening to beat them if they dropped their arms.

The children allegedly endured regular beatings with a belt, as well.

Tonight, the children are with their biological father.