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Mother makes girl, 12, wear nappy

2012-05-09 20:59

Fridley - A US woman and her boyfriend shaved the head of her 12-year-old daughter and forced the girl to wear a diaper and run up and down outside their home because she wasn't doing well at school, police said.

Police arrested the two on Monday night on suspicion of malicious punishment of a child. Lt Mike Monsrud said they laughed as they were taken away and apparently didn't understand why police had intervened.

They told police they were punishing the girl because she had bad grades and failed to do her homework

A crowd of about 50 people had gathered to watch the girl, who was wearing only the diaper and a tank top and was begging to be let back inside her home near Minneapolis.

"When the officer found her, she was crying and hysterical," Monsrud told the St Paul Pioneer Press.

The mother and boyfriend were in jail. The girl and three younger children were placed in foster care.

The Associated Press is not naming the adults to protect the identities of the children.

Comments
  • michael.a.devilliers - 2012-05-09 21:09

    Absolutely no excuse for that sort of behavior by the parents - already by this it proves they are not fit to raise children. But where there's smoke there's a fire somewhere - and there is definitely some abuse happening here.

  • Fiona - 2012-05-09 22:16

    amazing!the 'parents' humiliate their child for failing and not do her homework..no mention of the mother sitting and helping her.the mother should b shaved and put in a nappy for failing to be a parent!

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