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Abuse: Parents Indicted on Child Abuse Charges

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A mom and dad accused of abusing their children have been indicted on a total of 196 counts!

Justin Dunikowski and Anderia Huffman were arrested in April.

According to the indictment, Huffman and Dunikowski forced their 8-year-old son to stand facing the wall with his hands clasped behind his head during the course of an entire day as a form of punishment.

While standing facing the wall, police say Huffman repeatedly hit him in the back of the head. The child suffered a broken nose from smacking the wall.

At night, the so-called parents hogged tied the little boys feet and hands with duct tape and then tied him to the living room coffee table.

Huffman is also accused of abusing her now 17-year-old daughter by hitting her in the face and in the back of the head with a taped wood-like paddle. Huffman used this piece of wood to strike the 8-year-old victim in the back of the legs and butt.

The 196 count indictment includes the following charges:
* 180 counts of kidnapping for both defendants
* 8 counts of endangering children against Huffman
* 2 counts of endangering children against both defendants

Anderia was hit with six felonious assault charges as well.

Their nine children are now in the custody of the county.

 

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