A mom was arrested for allegedly ravenous a three-year-old woman to cease her from soiling her diaper.
Takeia Burns, 31, was arrested this week in Riviera Seaside, Florida and charged with aggravated youngster abuse and youngster neglect after police found the woman, who weighed solely 22 kilos.
Officers advised the Palm Seaside Submit the woman seemed like a skeleton and was affected by a fractured rib, a mind bleed, and the ‘possibility of severe mental trauma’ – and police say Burns is guilty.
Authorities stated that the kid grew to become so determined for meals, she started rooting by means of the trash for one thing to eat, however Burns allegedly tied the kid’s legs and arms collectively as a punishment.
Burns refuted the costs claiming the woman ‘eats all the time,’ nonetheless an older youngster stated that the toddler went some days with out consuming in any respect.
Police haven’t specified the connection between Burns, the three-year-old, and 4 different kids within the dwelling, who have been all taken to dwell with a relative, apart from the malnourished woman and a nine-month-old sibling, who have been taken to a hospital.
As of Friday, the three-year-old was nonetheless recovering at St Mary’s Medical Middle the place police and medical employees witnessed ligature marks on the bends of her arms and her thighs, which authorities imagine got here from being tied up.
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One officer wrote that the woman’s again appeared to have been whipped with a belt and she or he ‘appeared to be in pain whenever a part of her body was touched or moved by a nurse.’
Burns reportedly advised an officer that the belt marks got here from her hitting the kid at any time when she dirty her diaper. She additionally stated she left the woman in her dirty diapers as punishment.
An officer requested Burns how she would really feel if somebody handled her the identical means she allegedly handled the woman.
Burns replied: ‘I would feel sad, hurt, not loved…But (the child) is only three, so she wouldn’t perceive that.’