Three suspects were detained in two distinct inquiries into child abuse on Thursday, officials said. In one incident, a couple from Terrebonne Parish was charged after a 12-year-old relative was victimized, the Office of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff said.
The Sheriff’s Office said it was not releasing the couple’s names at this moment to prevent identifying the victim. Both of them are charged with juvenile cruelty. In connection with the inquiry, the person is also charged with second-degree rape.
Detectives started researching the Aug. 12 couple after getting a complaint about violence. About the allegations of sexual abuse, investigators were notified that the kid was compelled to stay for a week outside the home of the couple in a makeshift tent and was only permitted to shower inside.
Another 11-year-old kid was also abused, said the Sheriff’s Office. The couple was taken into custody and booked to the parish jail in Terrebonne. The male suspect is kept on a $250,000 bond, and according to internet jail documents, his wife’s bond was set at $100,000.
A 36-year-old Houma female was detained in the second incident on Thursday after she hit a 9-year-old relative in her care for failing to complete two pages of math homework, the Sheriff’s Office said. Shiloh Jade Nichole Fitch, officials said, is charged with cruelty to a young man.
Investigators say the suspect has hit the kid so hard that it has caused bruising not to complete the multiplication questions. Fitch was taken into custody and booked into the Terrebonne Parish prison, where she was released after posting a $20,000 bond this afternoon. A judge instructed Fitch to remain away from the kid and the college of the kid.