Bad mom locked up as cops search for her horrible hubby

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - A Canton woman is locked up after being accused of being a bad mom.

Barbara Vanest is charged with child endangering and obstructing official business. Police say the 33-year old let her 14-year old son be beaten so bad with a belt -- he had welts and bruises on his legs.

Cops say Vanest even used handcuffs on at least one of her children to restrain them.

"One of the children showed signs that indicated he had been handcuffed with injuries on his wrists," said Capt. David Kurzinsky.

Police are currently looking for the kids father -- Darren Watson. He's accused of carrying out the belt beating.

The 14 year old boy who was beat is now with children and family services.

Vanest's four other kids are being taken care of by a friend.

Barbara is being held on a $100,000 dollar bond.

She is expected in court again on the February 17th.

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