Lakeland couple faces child abuse charges after allegedly forcing a boy to kneel 10 days
Florida Teen Forced To Kneel For Nine Hours Straight, Eat Only Meat Shakes, Police Say
Couple forced boy to kneel for days, Polk deputies say
Another story out of Polk County, Flori-duh (last week was poor 1-year old Ishan whose mother drowned him).
Albert Cusson, 57, and Nancy Cusson, 47, of Lakeland have been arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse. They were arrested after Albert’s 13-year old grandson escaped their house and hobbled over to a neighbor’s house for help.
Seems that Albert and Nancy punished the boy for misbehaving by having him kneel on the tile bathroom floor, hands tied behind his back, from 7am – 4pm daily – for 10 days. If he moved, they’d whip his back with a stick. At night, he slept curled up in the bathtub. The only daily sustenance he had was a protein shake devised of meat, vegetables, and “whatever else they could find to throw in there”. Blech.
The boy was punished for being bad at school. So they removed him from school to be “home-schooled” and the punishment began. The Cussons claimed that this was the only sort of punishment that he responded to. The boy told authorities that they had told him this punishment would last for 20 days straight.
Unfortunately for him, this wasn’t his 1st run in with abuse. According to Albert’s ex-wife (the boy’s grandmother), his own mother moved him to his grandfather’s house so that he could escape his step-father’s punishments. Which included him being cut with a knife in between his fingers. What in the everloving fuck? I have an idea for his mom, how about you have your fucking husband move out of he’s abusing your son, you twat?
Family members and neighbors are reporting that they are glad to see the abuse finally come to end. They’ve reported the Cussons to the authorities before, although I could find no details about why nothing had been done up until this point. The next door neighbor claims that the boy asked her if he could stay with her, “please don’t make me go back there” he said to her. He hopped her fence once, wearing an adult diaper and told her that they had duct-taped the toilet shut. He also told her that he’d been made to sleep in the closet and they’d keep water and food from him. Why the fuck has nothing been done until now? If the neighbor and the grandmother and the aunt knew – why weren’t they causing a fucking stink to get him out of there? That’s the million dollar question today. The neighbor had notified DCF and I can’t find why nothing had been done.
Hey Florida DCF – step it the fuck up!
The Cussons are also possibly facing charges for a 9-year old girl in their care (no word on the relation, if any) after she was also forced to kneel for multiple hours a day for 2 days.
Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd spoke up after their arrests;
“Jail is too good for them,” as a cell will be “more comfortable” than the conditions experienced by the boy. “There is no excuse for this type of deplorable behavior,” Judd said in an emailed statement. “People who mistreat children are the worst of the worst.” Amen, Sheriff, amen.
Silver lining, neither the 9-YO or the 13-YO died and the are no longer with these inbred mouth breathers.
I found this tip, so thanks go to me on this one.