Published: January 08, 2012 | News Blog | 3039 Clicks
Two northern Arizona parents were arrested after photos of their young children allegedly being abused were posted on Facebook.
An anonymous Facebook user reportedly alerted authorities on Wednesday after seeing two children, an infant and a toddler, bound with duct tape around their wrists and ankles in photos posted to the social networking site.
In the photos, the 2-year-old and 10-month-old are allegedly bound with duct tape around their wrists and ankles. Their mouths were also closed shut with duct tape. Police said one of the children was hung upside down on an exercise apparatus.
Jayla Hamm, who was 17 at the time of the abuse, received 10 days in jail and two years probation. Her boyfriend, Corde Honea, 19, an ex-convict, was sentenced to three to five years for child abuse and received an additional 12 to 24 months on felony possession of stolen firearms.
A woman claimed her lover broke her finger. However, it was known that her finger had been broken in an unrelated incident and he wasn't charged. Both parties were intoxicated and counseled by deputies.
Police responded to a 911 call from NBA star Ron Artest's wife in March 2007 and subsequently booked the Sacramento Kings forward for spousal abuse. Charged with domestic violence and using force to keep a victim from reporting a crime, Artest was booked into the Placer County jail before being released after posting $50,000 bail.