By Stephanie F. Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia have arrested and charged a man and woman with false imprisonment and cruelty to children for using handcuffs to restrain the woman’s fifteen year old son. The teenager was held with the handcuffs for periods of 12 hours at a time and was denied food and water over a three day period.
The couple told police that they were attempting an exorcism on the boy. The boy was treated for injuries and dehydration at a local hospital. The mother and her accomplice are being held in jail pending a hearing.
Reports of suspected child abuse in Georgia can be made to the Department of Family and Childrens Services in the county where the child is found. For more information the Department of Family and Childrens Services Website. You can also read this story as posted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Newspaper website.