Oklahoma man tortured 3-year-old girl for 6 days, forced her to wear dog shock collar to 'rewire her brain'
The toddler was found to be in a total state of shock with 'severe bruising, contusions and blooding whelps on the body besides burn marks from shock collar prongs', said investigators
ROGERS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA: An Oklahoma mother allegedly sat and watched as her boyfriend beat up her young daughter with a belt, strapped her to a table, and forced her to wear a dog shock collar for a week.
The child's mother Jeanette Wilson, 24, reported that she was in an abusive relationship with boyfriend Gustus Pennington, 24, which led to an investigation into the child's alleged abuse. She had initially claimed that he had beaten her daughter, 3, for around six days, the Rogers County Sheriff's Office revealed in the probable cause affidavits that Oxygen had obtained.
Wilson shared that she along with her daughter had moved in with Pennington around a week earlier. At the time he had thrashed the child "with a belt, a board and had even put a dog shock collar on the child and shocked her for days until it [the collar] quit working."
According to the investigators, there was "severe bruising, contusions and blooding whelps on the child's body besides burn marks under the child's neck from the shock collar prongs." The toddler was reportedly emotionless and "seemed as if she was in a total state of shock" when the investigators spoke to her.
They also said that the girl was "not acting anything like a three-year-old child." Upon searching Pennington's home, the investigators found a table with "nails which were used to tie her [the toddler] to the table" as well as cameras which "were used to view and talk to the child when she was locked in a back bedroom."
While investigators had initially believed that Wilson was also a victim, a day into the investigation proved otherwise. As per text messages discovered, the couple had seemingly planned and collaborated on the torture. Pennington wanted to discipline the child after he heard the child using a tone with her mother.
He bought a dog shock collar and allegedly thought that it could be used to 'rewire her brain'. Pennington has been charged with kidnapping, domestic assault, and battery with a dangerous weapon, child abuse, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilson has been charged with child abuse or neglect and enabling child abuse.