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Woman Tortures Her Stepson With Laxatives And Hot Sauce Out Of Spite

A stepmom in Pennsylvania has been arrested relating to claims she abused her 4-year-old stepson by beating and burning the toddler and feeding him adult laxatives and hot sauce.

31-year-old Danielle L. Miller of Providence Township, Pennsylvania is still in jail on a $300,000 bond.

Nathan P. Duke, the boy’s dad, is also incarcerated on $100,000 bail. He is charged with failing to stop or report the abuse, which may have been ongoing for as long as a year.

The investigation began when a family member showed law enforcement pictures of the boy with bruises and injuries across his body. Medical experts determined most of the injuries were intentionally inflicted or suspicious burns.

The criminal complaint noted the injuries were “too numerous to be explained by normal childhood activity” and “clearly indicative of inflicted trauma.”

One witness claimed she saw Miller verbally and physically abuse the boy every day for about three months. Miller made the toddler eat “poop beans,” which contained adult laxatives and then pour hot sauce in his mouth, and not give him water for 15 minutes.

The witness also claimed Miller would “play mermaid,” that is, wrapping up the legs with a sheet and duct tape and confining him, and the boy also wore soiled pull-ups for hours at a time.

It also appears that the stepmom locked the boy in a padded room, a closet, and then tortured him by scratching the floor and saying the “rats would come and get him.”

Miller also regularly cursed at the toddler, yelling: “I’m gonna kick your a–,” “You are a f–ing pig,” “You nasty a–hole,” and “You have a stupid, f–ing, ugly face.”

Charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, endangering the welfare of a child, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, and harassment have been filed against Miller.

Duke faces charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Source: ABC 27
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