A South Florida woman is facing charges of aggravated child abuse for a series of gruesome attacks against a child with special needs, according to an arrest report.
Jennifer Elaine Foran, 39, allegedly tied the child to various appliances around the Pompano Beach home using a metal cable lock, the report stated. She also allegedly used an eyebrow razor to cut the 13-year-old boy, causing lacerations across his whole body.
According to the arrest report, the boy’s father said he came home from work at 9:30 p.m. Monday because Foran told him there had been an emergency. The father arrived home to find the teenage boy in the laundry room, tethered to a step stool with a metal cable lock.
The father said the boy’s clothes were drenched in urine and a blanket was draped over his head. He noticed a burn mark under the boy's right eye and applied burn cream, but the injury continued to swell.
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When the boy’s father confronted Foran about the incident, she said the boy had urinated in a foot bath and she threw it at him. She did not explain how the boy acquired the burn.
Investigators came to the home at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday to asses the allegations. Officials determined that the abusive behavior appeared to be ongoing, with the boy being subjected to long-term physical abuse.
It also appeared that Foran had often used the metal cable lock and a pair of handcuffs to restrain the teenager almost every weekend.
Upon searching the home, investigators found the metal cable lock, a pair of handcuffs, a rubber foot bath, and urine-soaked clothes.
Foran was arrested on one count of aggravated child abuse and one count of abuse of a child without great bodily harm.