Buford Whisenant: Texas man who tortured teen to stare at duct tape on wall, eat only ramen back in jail

A warrant was issued for Whisenant last month after prosecutors alleged numerous violations of his probation


                            Buford Whisenant: Texas man who tortured teen to stare at duct tape on wall, eat only ramen back in jail
Buford Whisenant (Wichita County Jail)

WICHITA COUNTY, TEXAS: A man who senselessly tortured a young teenager along with his partner forcing the 14-year-old to eat only ramen and beating him up is now back in jail after violating his probation. According to latest reports, 42-year-old Buford Whisenant is back in jail after allegedly violating his probation. He was convicted of a 2016 child abuse case.

Whisenant was helped by a woman named Jennifer Nash, both of whom made pleas for probation in October 2019. They had admitted to a slew of cruel acts against the 14-year-old boy. KFDX/ KJTL reported that the police said the duo admitted to punishing the teenager by feeding him nothing but ramen noodles, forcing him to stand and stare at a strip of duct tape on the wall and beating him if he failed to do so. 

The torture did not stop at this. According to cops, when staring at the tape on the wall, the 14-year-old was made to hold cans of peas and raise his arms up and down. The child said that if he looked away from the line of the tape, Whisenant shot him with airsoft pellets, KFDX/KJTL reported. He was also forced to do squats and pushups, KAUZ reported.

When he could do no more, he said Whisenant struck him in the chest, stomach and legs with a bar of soap in a pillowcase. The couple admitted to shooting pellets at the boy and other forms of what they called discipline, but the child's relationship to Whisenant and Nash was not made clear.

KAUZ reported that the incidents are said to have happened in Texas in January 2016 and the abuse came to light when the school staff was made aware of the 14-year-old's injuries.

Whisenant and Nash both made plea deals in 2019 in the abuse case for three years and two years probation, respectively. A warrant was issued for Whisenant last month after prosecutors alleged numerous violations of his probation, Whisenant landed back behind bars this week after he allegedly violated his terms.

Records show that Whisenant has been back in prison since December 1 and is held without bond by the Wichita County Sheriff's Office. Prosecutors are now seeking stricter punishment for Whisenant — to be sentenced to a minimum of two years in prison and up to 10 years.

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