Man forced stepson to drink hot sauce, sleep in closet: cops

Man forced stepson to drink hot sauce, sleep in closet: cops
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Man forced stepson to drink hot sauce, sleep in closet: cops

Man compelled stepson to drink scorching sauce, sleep in closet: cops

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A Connecticut man allegedly compelled his stepson to sleep in a closet for months and made him guzzle scorching sauce till he vomited — all whereas his spouse did nothing to cease the continuing abuse, police mentioned.

Kevin Grant, 31, of Naugatuck, was arrested Friday on fees together with second-degree assault, danger of damage to a baby and intentional cruelty after detectives obtained a report of suspected youngster abuse about two weeks earlier, a division arrest log reveals.

An investigation allegedly discovered Grant had compelled his stepson “to sleep in a locked closet” for a number of months, police mentioned.

Grant additionally allegedly doled out different sadistic punishments on the boy, together with forcing him to kneel on tacks and to drink scorching sauce till he threw up.

The boy’s age was not offered by police.

Grant’s spouse, Kaitlin Elizabeth Baptiste, 29, was additionally arrested on fees together with danger of damage to a baby and second-degree reckless endangerment since “she was conscious” that Grant was abusing the boy and did nothing to cease it, police allege.

Grant’s bond was set at $25,000 and he posted bail following his arraignment in Superior Court docket in Waterbury on Monday. He’s set to return to courtroom on Nov. 10, in accordance with courtroom data cited by the Hartford Courant.

Baptiste was additionally launched from custody after posting $10,000 bail and is due again in courtroom on the identical day, the Courant reported.

Makes an attempt to succeed in the couple Wednesday weren’t profitable. It’s unclear in the event that they’ve employed attorneys who may converse on their behalf.

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