>> Abusive mother-of-three arrested for forcing her mentally-ill son, 10, to dress up as a girl and put make up on because he wet the bed
Avec la complicité de sa colocataire, cette mère aurait forcé son fils à s’habiller comme une fille en guise de punition parce qu’il faisait pipi au lit. La grand mère du garçon est effondrée. Les autorités ont été informées de l’affaire par un proche du garçon, qui a découvert sur Facebook des photos montrant l’enfant en larmes, vêtu comme une fille et portant du maquillage.
Lorsque les enquêteurs se sont rendus à la résidence du garçon, ce dernier était visiblement très bouleversé. Des responsables de la protection de l’enfance de la Floride ont indiqué que les photos étaient inquiétantes : «Il était clair pour moi et pour toute personne qui a vu ces images que ce garçon était désemparé et avait peur de ce qui lui arrivait», a dit une porte-parole du département de l’enfance.
Christle Prado et Keith Driscol ont été accusées de cruauté pour avoir infliger des dommages psychologiques à un enfant, comme l’a indiqué la police de Winter Garden qui continue les investigations : « Il est probable que ce ne soit pas le seul abus que ce petit garçon a subi. »
>> A mother-of-three and her landlord have been arrested after she made her 10-year-old son wear a dress and put on make up as punishment for wetting the bed.
Christle Prado and Keith Driscoll from Winter Garden, Florida, were charged with cruelty toward children and infliction of mental injury on Thursday after an image of the boy dressed as a girl was posted on Facebook.
The disturbing photo, which shows the child with tears streaming down his face, was then shared around a number of social media users, alerting law enforcement officials.
Prado reportedly laughed as she took pictures of her distressed son and when investigators arrived at the house, the boy was supposedly raking leaves in the yard.
He is now in the care of his grandmother, who says that the boy has a known mental illness and that the abuse has gone on for far too long.
She also claims that the pair also made him take a cold shower, threw ice at him and forced him to run around outside in the dress so all his friends could see him.
She told Click Orlando: ‘Tears were just pouring from his eyes, and I guess she seemed to think it was OK.
‘I told him that it wasn’t his fault and he didn’t deserve it. He shouldn’t be punished for something that is not his fault.’
The grandmother has now taken Prado’s three children into her custody.
The Department of Children and Families added that there had been other investigations involving the woman. The cruelty charge is a second-degree felony.
Representative Kristi Gray told WFTV: ‘It was clear to me and anyone else who saw these pictures that this boy was clearly distraught and fearful about what was happening to him.’
‘It becomes mental injury when the child is traumatized during the event and after the event, » said Gray.’