PD: Naugatuck couple forced child to sleep in closet, kneel on tacks & drink hot sauce

New Haven

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH)– A Naugatuck couple was arrested on child abuse charges Friday after allegedly forcing a child to sleep in a locked closet, kneel on tacks and drink hot sauce until he vomited.

Police say that 29-year-old Kaitlin Elizabeth Baptiste was aware that her husband and the victim’s stepfather, 31-year-old Kevin Grant, was forcing the child to sleep in locked closet for several months and subject him to physical punishments. These punishments would include kneeling on tacks and drinking hot sauce until the victim threw it up.

Grant was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a child, assault, intentional cruelty to persons, disorderly conduct, and reckless endangerment. He was held on a $25,000 bond.

Baptiste was also arrested and she was charged with risk of injury to a child, conspiracy to commit/intentional cruelty to persons, conspiracy to commit/disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment. She was held on $10,000 bond.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

New Haven International Arts and Ideas Festival to go on this year despite pandemic

News /

New Haven Mayor Elicker presents 2 budgets on Monday

News /

Yale New Haven Hospital softening restrictions on visitors starting Wednesday

News /

Police: Bridgeport man facing charges in January shooting

News /

PD: Man wanted for robbing Hamden convenience store at gunpoint

News /

Yale doctor weighs in on safer way to travel in vehicles amid pandemic

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss