Mom & Dad Tie Toddler To Gate!
These two savages from Raleigh, North Carolina are in serious need of some serious WORK!
The couple is accused of using the plastic ties that electricians use to bundle wires to tie their 4-year-old daughter to a baby gate!
Gerald Thomas Swinehart, the child's father, is also accused of hitting her so hard in the face that her teeth broke through her lip!
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - Police in North Carolina are accusing two parents of intentionally inflicting pain and abusing their 4-year-old daughter.
ABC News carried the May 6 Associated Press report.
In a heartrending story of ill-treatment and neglect of a helpless child, authorities in Raleigh, N.C. have arrested 26-year-old Gerald Thomas Swinehart, and 28-year-old Marianne Victoria Coffey, and have accused the couple of using plastic zip ties to bind their 4-year-old daughter's wrists and ankles to a baby gate, according to Raleigh authorities.
The zip ties these so-called parents thought appropriate for a child are the plastic ties used by electricians to bundle wires.
Police use them as well at times in lieu of handcuffs.
Investigators also said Swinehart pushed or kicked the child so hard that her lower teeth broke through her lower lip.
Arrest warrants obtained by The Associated Press indicate these incidents occurred in February and March, but the documents did not say if the parents had made this an ongoing practice of abuse or if it happened one time.
In either case, cruelty to this degree of a child is a nauseating thought, and reflects the ills of some slapdash parents.
Swinehart is charged with two counts of intentional child abuse and inflicting serious physical injury.
Coffey is charged with one count.
The father is being held under $100,000 bond.
The child’s mother faces one count and is being held under $50,000 bond.
Their child, whose name was not released, was taken into the custody of social services on March 31.
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