The Beaver County authorities are currently on the lookout for a couple who allegedly punished their 12-year-old girl by taking her the basement and waterboarding her. A concerned neighbor alerted the law enforcement officials when the girl told him about her parent’s disciplinary methods.
Couple Would Secure Child to Chair Before Waterboarding Her
According to a Beaver County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, back in April 2017, the police officials were summoned to an Aliquippa house located on the 900 block of Main Street. The caller told the 911 operator that his neighbors might be torturing their 12-year-old daughter.
Upon arrival, the authorities discovered the girl alone at home, with the couple nowhere in sight. The child told the sheriff’s deputies that whenever she misbehaved, the Beaver County couple would drag her off to the basement and tied her to a chair using packaging tape.
If that wasn’t enough, the girl also claimed that her parents would stuff her mouth with rags and pour water over her face until she passed out. The 12-year-old told the authorities that her parents wouldn’t stop pouring water despite her trying to cry for help and telling them that she couldn’t breathe.
Following the12-year-old’s confession, the Sheriff’s Office posted an APB for34-year-old Dion Stevens and 41-year-old Malisa Stevens, the girl’s parents. Meanwhile, the girl was removed from the home by the Child Protective Services.
The couple was later apprehended by the authorities and charged with aggravated assault and endangering a child’s welfare. However unlikely it would might sound, the family might be reunited following a court-made deal.
According to official documents, the couple has agreed to plead guilty to one count of endangering a child’s welfare. In exchange, the judge has released them on probation. Moreover, the couple will also be reunited with their daughter, under supervision.
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