A Florida couple is facing criminal charges after they allegedly imposed cruel and unusual punishments on one or more of their four children.
The Associated Press reports that 33-year-old Dannie Lee Bullock and 31-year-old Amber Nicole Waldrop, from Parker, Florida, were arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated child abuse, child neglect and drug possession. They are accused of inflicting so-called “malicious punishment” on their children: They allegedly shocked one child with a stun gun and forced another to eat dog feces as punishment.
According to NWFDailyNews.com, Waldrop is charged with four counts of child neglect, and Bullock is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse. Both are charged of possession of methamphetamine.
The names and ages of the children have not been released, and it is not yet known which suspect is the biological parent to each. NWFDailyNews.com reports that other siblings in the home witnesses a child being bruised with a stun gun and another child being forced to eat feces.
The abuse was reportedly going on for a year before authorities began an investigation in late July.
Waldrop and Bullock are reportedly each being held on $47, 500 bond.