|Man arrested (illustration)|
By: Tanya Clark WorldWideWeirdNews.com
A mother allowed her criminal boyfriend to live with her young children until he was arrested for raping her daughter.
Police in New York, arrested 29-year-old Phillip Payne of Brooklyn, after confessing to raping his girlfriend’s daughter at least three times.
The incident came to light after the 9-year-old girl told her mother about the rapes. One of the incidents took place in front of the victim’s 5-year-old sister.
According to the police report, Payne punished the victim, her sister and her brother by placing them against the wall and duct-taping their hands to the wall. He then pressed a nail into their open palms.
The girl told police that Payne, talked about Jesus as he pushed the nail into their open palms until their hands would bleed.
He also forced food into their mouths while they were taped to the wall.
Authorities said that Payne confessed to the crimes, which led to charges of rape, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, menacing, harassment and assault.
A Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ordered Payne to be held on $200,000.
Payne reportedly has an extensive criminal record that includes robbery and selling drugs.