Last Friday in Arkansas, Jennifer Diane Denen, 30 and Clarence Eugene Reed, 47 were arrested on “suspicion of domestic battery, permitting the abuse of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor” according to FoxNews.
Reported on The Sentinel-Record, the 4-year-old girl was zip tied to her bed as punishment by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. When social workers examined the child they noticed that she had “deep purple bruising on her bottom, lower back and legs; a black eye; swollen right cheek; a bruise on her forehead; healing scars across her back; and dried blood in the corner of her mouth. The girl also had ligature marks on her wrists indicating she had been restrained, and appeared to be malnourished.” [The Sentinel-Record]
When law enforcers asked the little girl her name she replied, “idiot.”
Deanne and her live in boyfriend, Reed were held on Monday for a $500,000 bond. Reed admits to abusing the child and referring to her as idiot but only as a joke.