Ravenna, October 23 - Police in Emilia-Romagna cited a couple for child abandonment on Tuesday after discovering that the pair had left their one-year-old daughter at home alone on at least one occasion to go out to swingers' clubs. Investigators said that they were alerted after a woman called the police to say that she had been forced to attend red-light clubs with her partner under the threat that he would no longer support her or their three children and would expose their risque' activities to friends and family. The 38-year-old woman from the town of Ravenna said that her partner also beat her in front of the children when she refused to participate in couples' sex exchanges with the man. Child protection services were alerted and the children have been taken into custody. The 48-year-old man faces charges of abuse, along with abandonment.