crimesider

Conn. couple allegedly used electric dog collar to punish girl, 9

Eduardo Montanez, left, and Paula Montanez
Danbury Police Dept. via CBS affiliate WFSB
(CBS/AP) DANBURY, Conn. - Police say a Connecticut couple used an electric dog collar to punish a 9-year-old girl who was in their care.

PICTURES: Questionable Parenting?

Eduardo Montanez, 43, was arrested Tuesday and is being held on a $250,000 bond on charges that include third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and cruelty. His wife, Paula Montanez, 34, is being held on a $200,000 bond on charges that include risk of injury to a child, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault and conspiracy to commit cruelty.

According to the Danbury News Times, police believe the couple disciplined the girl with a sound-activated shock collar normally used to train dogs. CBS Connecticut reports police say the couple was upset about the girl's school progress.

Authorities began investigating after a school employee alerted them to possible abuse.

The suspects are scheduled to appear Wednesday in Danbury Superior Court.

Comments

Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App