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Pennsylvania woman arrested after tying mentally disabled woman to bed

By Mason White 5:36 AM August 19, 2013
Regina Bennett 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with kidnapping related charges after she tied a mentally disabled woman to a bed, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Police said that they have charged a local woman after a woman with special needs was found tied to a bed inside her home.

Police said they responded to several calls about a neighborhood dispute involving 46-year-old Regina Bennett, who lives in a house on the 200 block of Linton Street, shortly before midnight. As a result of the alleged controversy, responding officers arrested Bennett for threats and attacks against a neighbor, according to the detectives assigned to the case.

As officers left, the police were told by neighbors that a child had been left unattended inside the house, according to the investigators. Police said they returned to the home and found a 36-year-old, bound to a bed in the basement.
Police said the woman appeared to be extremely thin, with sores all over her body.

The woman was rescued by officials and was taken to Einstein Hospital. Police have yet to reveal her status.
A police source close to the investigation said Bennett was the caretaker of the 36-year-old woman.

On Sunday, police announced new charges against Bennett. Now, she is charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault, false imprisonment and other offenses.