An Arizona woman was on Saturday arrested for felony child abuse after allegedly forcing her boyfriend’s 3-year old child to eat her own faeeces.
27-year old Nicole Candelaria, who lives with her boyfriend and his three little daughters in Tempe, was said to have forced the child to eat her feces as punishment after defecating inside the bathtub.
The little girls told their mother that Candelaria – who is the primary care giver of the kids when their dad is at work – actually forced the toddler’s head down the tub to eat the excreta.
According to court documents, the kid was taken to hospital, where doctors found several bruises on her chest, sides, back, genitals and legs.
Candelaria has denied any wrongdoing, and is still in custody on $5,400 bail.