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Woman forces her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter to eat her own feces after defecating in a bathtub

By Mason White 12:44 PM May 21, 2014
Nicole Candelaria 

By: Devansh Dutt
A woman was arrested after allegedly forcing a young girl to eat her own feces.

27-year-old Nicole Candelaria of Arizona, was charged with felony child abuse after police said she forced the 3 year old, to eat her own feces as punishment.

Candelaria lives in Tempe with her boyfriend and his three children. He has 3-year-old twins girls and a 5-year-old daughter.

Authorities said that Candelaria was the primary caregiver for her boyfriend’s three girls while he was at work.

The girls told their mother that Candelaria held the child down and forced her to eat the feces.

The child was taken to a hospital where doctors noted bruising on the 3-year-old’s chest, sides, back, and legs, according to court documents.

Candelaria, who denied the allegations made against her, is being held in lieu of $5,400 bail.