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Mother waterboards son and ties rope around his private parts for touching dog inappropriately

By Mason White 3:45 PM February 21, 2016
Christi Howell 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested for torturing her son after the child touched a dog inappropriately.

Police said that the mother’s boyfriend, who was involved in the abuse, turned himself in to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

40-year-old Christi Howell and her boyfriend Casey Shackleford, 45, tortured the boy after the child told Shackleford that he had “put his finger inside the family dog’s backside,” according to the arrest affidavit.

The 13-year-old boy, who suffers from a mental illness, told police that his mother’s boyfriend held a towel over his head while his mother poured cold water over his mouth and nose before tying a rope to his private parts.

Officers found marks on his private parts and other parts of his body.

According to the Kaufman County police, the mother admitted to the torture, but said that it was her boyfriend’s idea. Howell is being held on $250,000 bail. Her boyfriend was denied bail.