Florida Teen Forced To Kneel For Nine Hours Straight, Eat Only Meat Shakes, Police Say

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via Polk County Sheriff's Office
Albert Cusson
​Yesterday afternoon, a 13-year-old boy hobbled down a Lakeland road to a neighbor's house and complained of a barbaric running punishment: for more than a week, he'd been forced to sleep in a bathtub, then spend nine straight hours kneeling every day with only a single daily "shake" made of blended meat, vegetables and other random foods to live on.

Albert and Nancy Cusson admitted to administering the bizarre routine for ten days, but said it "didn't hurt" the teen and was fair punishment for messing up in school, police say.

Police haven't released the name of the teen or disclosed his precise relationship to the Cussons, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

The boy told police a harrowing tale after escaping the Cussons' home on the outskirts of Lakeland. Starting at 7 a.m. every day, he'd be forced to kneel on a hard bathroom floor, he said; if he moved, he was beaten on the back with a stick.

via Polk County Sheriff's Office
Nancy Cusson
Nancy Cusson, who is 47, would bring him a shake in the morning with 1,200 calories worth of random kitchen ingredients blended together. And soon after his kneeling ended at 4 p.m., he'd be sent to a bathtub to sleep, he said. Albert Cussons, who's 57, planned to continue the punishment for 20 days.

Police say the boy's knees were badly blistered, his back was swollen and he was badly hobbled while walking.

The Cussons face aggravated child abuse charges, and more could be coming: police have already found a 9-year-old girl who the couple had custody of at some point who told them a similar tale of forced kneeling.

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BadDude
BadDude

mmm why so many evil in this world, hope this people get the longest prison they deserved.

Kosha Dillz
Kosha Dillz

sounds like a prison confinement meal

Lignellie
Lignellie

People like this should be forced into the same punishment...What these people did is barbaric! SOMETHING in their moronic brains had to tell them that what they were doing was WRONG!

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious

Why do we as a society keep allowing these fucking human slime to breath the same air as the rest of us normal people? Just say fuck a trail, fuck a jury, get a gun and 2 bullets and be done with it. I'm sick and fucking tired of reading story after story of these fucking scumbags living in on the same planet as i do. Kill them already as an example to the rest of the fucking sickos.

MissAnnThrope777
MissAnnThrope777

Where does all of this horrible white trash come from???? And why the hell are they allowed to have kids?????  March all of these sicko child abusing / murdering freaks into the ovens like Hitler did with the Jews!!!!

Guest
Guest

I am not into torturing them or any of that, but just efficient, cold-blooded, nothing-personal, extermination would be cool with me. 

burning_plastic
burning_plastic

I read the weirdest, saddest shit in this paper. Florida must be a mess.

Eric West
Eric West

Sick, Sick people. I think people should be licensed to have children. Tired of hearing about bad parenting. 

ZengMoo
ZengMoo

Dumb kid should not have "messed up" in school. Thats the problem with kids today, they know the parents cant punish them so they do whatever they want. Government needs to mind its own business.

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Eric West
Eric West

You are ignorant! I hope you do not have kids. Do us all a favor and get your tubes tied. 

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

VERY SICK. FAT ASS I HOPE THEY GO TO PRISON. GET THE SHIT BEATEN OUT OF THEM. GO STRIIGHT TO HELL.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

I got a real good idea of how those wastes of oxygen should be punished: hang them by their genitals and dip them in frigid waters until they freeze to death, but they must be naked.

freckles
freckles

it is so sad to see what this world is comming to, this kids didn't deserve that.....there is a special place in hell for this muther***ers

Jen_n_Memphis
Jen_n_Memphis

I hope these scum bags die a horrible death.

punkin003
punkin003

Eye for an eye!  But even that may be too good for this sick, poor excuses for humans.

Neil'sGhost
Neil'sGhost

I can think of a lot worse punishment for these two human pieces of excrement. They would be begging for death before I got done with them. Then they would fear that death was NOT coming.

Laura_RT
Laura_RT

Those poor kids... It's sick ass bastards like this that make it hard for a parent to discipline their child. Hope they get what they deserve, but I'm not holding my breath.

vIRGO155
vIRGO155

I don't understand all these women who don't seem to have any maternal instincts. 

Karolina Janik
Karolina Janik

I think the whole maternal "instinct" isn't it. that just leads moms who don't bond right away or are more of the "fun" one instead of the "nurturing" one to feel bad about themselves and doesn't give enough credit to the great dads out there. It's compassion not maternal instinct that would prevent most people from doing this. I don't have children and, therefore, don't feel any maternal feelings, but on a HUMAN level,female or male, you would not do this to another person or living being because it's cruel. These people obviously have no sense of compassion and seem like sociopaths because there is no way you can see you cause this kind of thing, know you can stop it, but keep going anyway.

Laura_RT
Laura_RT

Me either. Mine kicked in right away. It's my understanding that a woman's brain rewires itself during pregnancy. I always feel like in cases like these, the bitches brain just somehow fails to do so. I like to think that there's some real reason for it, other than there are just a lot of sick twisted bitches out there.

vIRGO155
vIRGO155

That is exactly what I'm talking about.

Laura_RT
Laura_RT

I get that. And I'm sure not growing up with a good example of how to parent is a factor in it too. And I totally get what you mean by the other small children thing. A few months ago, I had a bad tooth. It had just cracked in half (comes from the radiation.) Anyway, I was hurting pretty badly from it and was having trouble getting an appointment soon enough. The lady at my dentist's office suggested this dental clinic. You had to go in early, you couldn't set an appointment, just show up. And people got their spot on a first come, first serve basis. The kids were out of school that day, so I ended up getting a late start and then I got lost on the way there, so by the time I got there, I actually only made it just in time and I got the last spot. I was waiting there for like three hours when this family came in. They had a little boy with them who was clearly in pain. He was holding his jaw and crying out every few minutes. I thought he was going to be turned away, and decided that if he was, I would go up there and tell them to give him my spot. It turned out that there were doctors there who took appointments, and he actually had one, so no problem. But I was nearly brought to tears just seeing him in the kind of pain he was in (Poor kid was hurting so bad that I got my son to offer him his gameboy in hopes it would take his mind off his pain and when he did the boy just looked at him and started sobbing, it was awful!). This child that I had never met, would never see again, whose name I had never even learned moved me to want to suffer in his place. And I don't understand how anyone could feel differently, but I know that there are some out there who do and it just completely baffles me.

vIRGO155
vIRGO155

Mine kicked in during my first trimester. I think just knowing I was pregnant changed me and the way I felt and then came the surge of hormones. I still have it. Not nearly as strong as when you have little ones but I feel it for other small children, nieces, nephews, etc. I think the nurturing component really never goes away, if you are a real mother.

I think it has to be a combination of different things because if it were only one component to it, scientists could isolate it. Probably effed up brain wiring + a little effed up rearing by at least one effed parent.  

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