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Child Cruelty

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) _ Two north Florida women are accused of
abusing a 7-year-old boy in their care.

The emaciated boy was found bleeding and begging for food at a
resort in Kissimmee.

The Baker County Sheriff's Office says Jamie Martin and Suzette
Stevenson were arrested November ninth and are still jailed.

Their attorney's have declined comment.

Both are accused of tying the boy's arms over his head to lamps
on the wall of their Macclenny home. The boy also told authorities
the women bent his big toe and next toe back as discipline.

Other injuries found were wrist abrasions, cigarette burns
inside his ears and internal injuries.

The boy is in the care of the state Department of Children and
Families.


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