Now that a teen mother and her boyfriend has been convicted of duct-taping her 2-year-old son to a wall, the photos that started the case have been revealed, a New York Family Lawyer reports. The child was removed from his mother’s custody, but has since been returned to her. She has an 18-year-old woman who has admitted to using drugs.
At the time of the abuse, she was only 17 and received 10 days in jail and 2 years of probation for the crime, while her 19-year-old boyfriend was sentenced to three to five years for child abuse and another 12 to 24 months for felony possession of stolen firearms.
While under the influence of drugs, the mother held the child in place, while the boyfriend taped him to the wall of their home, authorities told a New York Family Lawyer. The photographs depict the boy taped by his wrists to the wall. There is also one with his smiling mother holding the boy, his hands wrapped up in tape, and another with the boy’s sippy cup taped to a wall, just out of reach. He is crying as he tries to grab the cup.
A friend of the mother, “who didn’t find anything funny” about the pictures, was the one who turned them in. She asked to borrow the camera, then took it straight to a police station, sources told a New York Family Lawyer. Police found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and stolen weapons in the open and in places where the child could reach them.
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