MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee prosecutors charged the father and stepmother of a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who was tortured, beaten and forced to stay in an empty room for months, according to the documents released Thursday.
Authorities discovered the abuse Dec. 5 at a home in Cudahy, a suburb of Milwaukee, when the police went to the home on a report of a teenage girl throws boiling water on another teenager, the prosecutor said. The indictment alleges that the parents enlisted the help of other minor children in the house to the damage of the 15-year-old girl, who was not identified.
The police found the girl in torn, dirty clothing, and cuts and bruises on her face. What the officer “noticed he was terrified,” prosecutors said.
The girl told the researchers that she was picked up from school in November 2017 and confined to her room for the past few months. When she was found, she did not know that it was December. It is unclear from the charging documents what precipitated the abuse.
Kevin Michael Bean, 47, and Felicia Bean, 34, each face six charges, including false imprisonment, chronic neglect of a child, and physical abuse of a child. Both are out on $10,000 bail and have been ordered to have no contact with the victim and can only see some of their other children under the guidance of the child protective services.
Their lawyers not to respond immediately to messages response.
According to a criminal complaint, other minors in the house, repeatedly hit the victim with a metal pole and a belt, burned her with water, and used zip ties to restrain her. They also abstain from food and water for the day. Prosecutors say that Kevin Boon to install an alarm in the room where the 15-year-old girl was staying, to find out if they ever left.
Prosecutors say that the girl managed to sneak out of her room and used a cell phone to call my aunt to ask for help and they called the police.
The Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office said they can’t release information about the other children in the house, because they are minors. If they’re charged in children’s court and the data are not public.