Little Girl With ‘Chicken Pox’ May Have Actually Been Horribly Abused

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bb gun bruisesWhen many of us hear the phrase "child abuse," we often think about those clear, obvious signs that something is amiss. Bruises. Cuts. Broken bones. But sometimes the abuse a child is suffering is so subtle, it goes unnoticed ... forever. That could have been the case for one Washington state toddler had it not been for an especially observant relative. Noticing red marks all over the girl's body, her grandma feared chicken pox and took her to the hospital, but they discovered the marks were actually BB gun pellet scars.

Thank God for Granny. The hospital counted more than 36 little marks on the child, who claimed that her stepfather had repeatedly shot her as punishment for waking him up too early. It gets worse. She also described being hog-tied with her hands and ankles bound behind her back when her room was messy and being made to pick things up with her teeth. Other times she said she and her sister had to squat against a wall for 30 minutes until their legs hurt "really bad."

As for the stepdad, he didn't deny all the abuse allegations. He showed officers the rifle and admitted to tying up the girls as punishment. If he is found guilty, he should be locked away in a dark, cold cell for years, but not before he is hog-tied and forced to feel the sting of BB pellets against his own flesh.

Though the saddest part of this tale is how the poor child says her mother reacted to the violence. "Her mom doesn't care about her getting shot and tied up and said her mom leaves because she doesn't want to hear her cry," officers revealed. The girl and her siblings have since been taken into custody and hopefully they are safe now. It was just by luck, I suppose, that someone noticed the welts. I'm glad someone cared about her health and welfare. That grandmother may not have realized it at the time, but she may have saved that child's life.

Are you amazed by how this abuse was discovered?

 

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jalaz77 jalaz77

Yes and that step dad is pathetic bit what is worse is that damn so called MOTHER?! Are you kidding me? She allowed this. How do people live with themselves? I hope those girls are going to be ok.

Iris0409 Iris0409

Some days I really just can't read things like this.

dearg76 dearg76

I have to agree with Iris

CPN322 CPN322

My cousin(only 3 years older than me) shot me with a bb gun when I was little. That one shot hurt really bad. That poor child :( I'm so glad they are away from those awful people now!

redK8... redK8blueSt8

I really really wish for that so called mother to be equally persecuted for child abuse.  Seriously, she walked away because she didn't want to hear her cry?! She'd rather have her man than save her own flesh and blood. Shoot her with BB pellets. Hog tie her up. Send her to jail for child abuse too.

linzemae linzemae

My jaw dropped! Who does that?!

the4m... the4mutts

Omg.... I have no words. Thank god for grandma

nonmember avatar Thinker

What is WRONG with people? Why is it ALWAYS the step dad. And shame on that mother. I hope they take those kids away from mom/stepdad forever! That grandmother must be brokenhearted.

handy... handy0318

Gosh some people are so sick....  Hope both the guy and mother get punished to the fullest extent.  What IS it with sick ass women allowing men to abuse their babies...gah..

nonmember avatar Samantha

My fucking god. She left so she didnt have to hear her kids crying? Did it make the bitch feel guilty? It sure as hell should have. Its our job as parents to PROTECT our little ones. Not to just plug our ears & shut our eyes. Stuff like this just makes me sick.

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