Connecticut stepdad, wife accused of forcing child to kneel on tacks, sleep in closet, drink hot sauce
WTIC / Naugatuck Police
Kevin Grant, Kaitlin Baptiste

via WTIC:

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTIC) -- Two people have been arrested in connection to a report of child abuse in Naugatuck.

Naugatuck Police officers responded to a report of child abuse at the Forest Street home on October 1.

Police said the child's stepfather, 31-year-old Kevin Grant, forced the child to sleep in a locked closet for several months and inflicted physical punishments, such as kneeling on tacks and drinking hot sauce until he vomited. Grant was taken into custody on October 16 on an active warrant.

His wife, 29-year-old Kaitlin Baptiste, was also arrested. Police said she was aware of the child abuse.

Grant is charged with risk of injury to child; assault, intentional cruelty to persons; disorderly conduct; and reckless endangerment.

Kaitlin Baptiste was charged with risk of injury to child; conspiracy to commit cruelty; conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct; and reckless endangerment.

Police did not release the age of the child.

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