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Mother punishes son by dressing him as girl and posting the photos on Facebook

By Mason White 1:51 PM December 17, 2014
Christle Prado 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested for humiliating her son in public.

The mother of three children, faces charges after forcing her 10-year-old son to put on a dress and makeup in order to humiliate him as a form of discipline, police in Florida said.

Christle Prado, 34, and her roommate, Keith Driscoll, 26, of Winter Garden, were arrested and charged with cruelty to a child and inflicting mental harm to a child.

Police learned of the abuse after the boy’s uncle saw a picture of him dressed as a girl with a blue dress and purple bow in his short hair.

The photo was published on Facebook, and the boy was seen crying. The family member reported the abuse to police, who began investigating the incident.

The mother claimed that her roommate, Driscoll, who is also her landlord, came up with the idea as a way to discipline the boy.

Prado claimed that she went along with it because she did not want to cause problems with her living situation.

Department of Children and Families representative Kristi Gray said that the photos were disturbing. The boy and his siblings are in the custody of their grandmother.