Cruel And Unusual Punishment
In Florida, parents named Joshua Louis, 28, and Roxanne Paduani, 33, have been arrested and charged with an extremely twisted and unusual form of discipline. Police say the two used a “stun gun [in order to] inflict pain compliance on the children” but the authorities say what it amounts to was no more than cruelty and abuse to their children.
According to Inside Edition, the Sheriff’s office report explains that the parents used the tazer “as a deterrent to keep the children from misbehaving.” Authorities only caught wind of the abominable situation because one of the children came forward revealing to police that, “they used the device on them when they were bad,” and showed the police the marks that they left on his body.
Stun guns leave distinctive marks when they contact the skin, which clearly were found on the child, making the abuse clearly evident. When confronted by investigators, the mother, Paduani, reportedly told them that “she sparked a handheld stun gun to warn one of the children, but denied ever using it on the children.” (Continued Below)
According to the child that came forward to police, the father, Louis, was the one that did the “tazing,” while the mother, Paduani knew that it was happening but neither reported it, intervened or ever tried to stop it from happening.
Inside Edition reported that the Department of Children and Family Services have removed the children and placed them in the custody of other family members. The mother has been charged with 2 counts of cruelty to children and is being held on $200,000 bond. The father has been charged with 4 counts of cruelty to children and is being held on $400,000 bond. They are both scheduled to appear in court April 4th.
Article: Inside Edition