BALTIMORE (WJZ)âAuthorities 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.READ MORE: Newman, Mendoza Will Be ESPN’s 1st All-Female Baseball Duo
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 ânon-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 fatherÂ 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 Â reportsÂ there were days that he did not get to eat when he was “bound” in his room.
The young boy told detectives that âhe had thoughts of not wanting to live anymore.âREAD MORE: New Innovative Academic Building Opens At Loyola University Maryland
When a nurse asked why there were blisters on the boyâs hands, he said that his hands âwere stuck in hot water.â
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.MORE NEWS: Classroom Concerns: 16,559 Students Quarantined, 4,042 Confirmed Student Covid-19 Cases In Maryland Schools
Both Craig and Nicole Williams are facing first degree child abuse charges. They are set to appear inÂ Montgomery County Circuit Court on February 12.