DANBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Danbury couple used an electric dog collar to punish a 9-year-old girl who was in their care, police said.
Eduardo Montanez, 43, was arrested Tuesday and is being held on $250,000 bond on charges that include third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and cruelty. His wife, Paula Montanez, 34, is being held on $200,000 bond on charges that include risk of injury to a child, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault and conspiracy to commit cruelty.
According to the Danbury News Times, police believe the couple disciplined the girl with a sound-activated shock collar normally used to train dogs. Authorities began investigating after a school employee alerted them to possible abuse.
The suspects are scheduled to appear Wednesday in Danbury Superior Court. It’s not immediately known who’s representing them.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Animal Activists Clash With Port Authority Over Coyotes At LaGuardia Airport
- Westchester Residents On Edge After 2 Women Attacked By Masked Gunman
- Suspect Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting Of Mount Vernon Basketball Star
- Gene Cernan, Last Person To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 82
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)