USA: CLEVELAND Officers received a call before dawn Thursday from a 15-year-old boy, who said his mother makes his sister tie his brother up every night or she gets beaten.
They say they found the younger boy on the floor with his hands and feet bound behind his back with tape and a shoelace around his neck. They say his feet were tied to the table.
Police say the boy’s discolored hands indicate he may have been tied up for some time.
The mother and a man were asleep. They were taken into custody. No charges have been filed. Nine children have been placed in county custody.
A woman facing 21 charges of assault against five children has admitted she smacked them.
Tafailagi Su’a, 30, pleaded not guilty in Auckland District Court today to 13 charges of assault with a weapon and eight of assault on the children when they were in her care in 2008 and 2009.
Opening the case for the Crown, prosecutor Anna Longdill said Su’a regularly assaulted five children in her care with kicks, slaps and pinches.
She also assaulted them with various weapons, including a shoe, a belt, a vacuum cleaner pipe and a roll of plastic wrap, a jury was told.
All the children were under 14 when the alleged offences occurred between July 2008 and May 2009.
The children had been put into the accused’s care in July 2008, after their mother seriously assaulted them on numerous occasions. They were removed from the accused’s care a year later.
Meanwhile the inquest into the torture and murder of Nia Glassie still hasn’t even mentioned the fact that Nia Glassie’s father was shut out of the picture and this was a crucial factor in the outcome.
Apparently in feminist New Zealand it is up to 15 year old sons to stop their own mothers from drink driving.
On a more positive note we finally have a case where a woman has been jailed for falsely accusing a mentally impaired man of rape. She talked her own daughter into making the false allegation. Ironically the man’s mental disability probably saved him in the end. He was probably seen by the police as more vulnerable than some ordinary man.