BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Authorities in Montgomery County have charged a Maryland couple after a 7-year-old boy is tied up in plastic and zip tied in place over a seven month period.
The investigation began on December 2, 2015 at a residence located in the 12000 block of Clarksburg Square Road, in Clarksburg, Montgomery County.
According to charging documents, the 7-year-old victim was taken to Shady Grove Hospital for multiple injuries to his body and for a possible seizure.
Hospital documentation details “non-accidental traumatic injury to the child,” including bruising, abrasions and blisters all over the body.
According to charging documents, the victim reports that his father, Craig Williams, would wrap him in plastic wrap starting from his neck before bedtime. The boy says his father then used zip ties to keep him in place.
His father later admitted that fecal matter and urine were on the victim during checks in the morning.
In one instance, the victim told police that he was wrapped up in plastic almost the entire day before Thanksgiving. The following day he was wrapped up until it was time for dinner. The 7-year-old reports there were days that he did not get to eat when he was “bound” in his room.
The young boy told detectives that “he had thoughts of not wanting to live anymore.”
When a nurse asked why there were blisters on the boy’s hands, he said that his hands “were stuck in hot water.”
The boy says his father did most of the retraining, but his step-mother, Nicole Williams, would also assist.
In charging documents, Nicole admitted to previously using packing wrap for moving, to wrap their son from his shoulders to his knees. She says she then used a cloth material to wrap around him.
Both Craig and Nicole admitted to the horrific acts committed on their son.
In charging documents, Craig told authorities that they had been wrapping their son in plastic for the past seven months.
Authorities say several siblings live in the home with the victim, including a one-year-old, a four-year-old, a 6-year-old, 12 year-old and a 17-year-old. It is unknown at this time if they had previously suffered any abuse from their parents.
Both Craig and Nicole Williams are facing first degree child abuse charges. They are set to appear in Montgomery County Circuit Court on February 12.