Child-abuse harges filed against St. Paul father and stepmom
The Star Tribune reported Saturday that child-abuse charges have been brought against a father and stepmom accused of abusing their 6-year-old son.
The boy came to stay with his father, Jonathan Lee Carey, for the summer and when his mother picked him up in August, he had multiple injuries.
He had a burned tongue, missing teeth, and bruises all over his body.
The boy told police that his father had hit him in the bathtub and tied him up with a belt. He also said that his stepmom and grandmother abused him as well, but no charges have been filed against the grandmother.
Shoe strings were also found tied to a bed frame and were consistent with marks on the boy's wrists.
Marijuana, packaging, and a scale were also found in the home. Mariesa Carey, the boy's stepmom, originally said it was hers, but later said that it was Jonathan Carey's.
Mariesa said that she and her husband were separated because he cheated on her, and she denied any knowledge that the boy had been abused.