One Jesse Piatt and partner Trish Piatt have found themselves at the wrong side of the law on the charges of child abuse and neglect of a 9-year-old girl in their care.
According to People Crime, Trish told the nine-year-old to kill herself. The couple after three months of thorough investigations have been arrested.
On account, the child says she was made to sleep in the bathtub and also sleep outside without a blanket and drink toilet water.
Police report the child looked thin and malnourished and went to school in dirty clothes. When questioned by authorities, Jesse said the child is mentally unstable and he had plans of institutionalising her in a mental home because they feared she would kill them whilst they slept.
A doctor who examined the child said:
“The child’s behaviours and disclosures were all indicative of nutritional neglect, medical neglect, and psychological abuse as well as physical abuse.
“Descriptions of [the] treatment are consistent with torture and [the doctor] believes [the child] is at high risk for serious psychological problems as a result of [the] abuse, as well as death…”
She is now in a foster home and has gained weight per report.