A Texas couple was arrested Monday for tying down their two younger kids and tattooing them — earlier than reducing their pores and skin in a bid to take away the ink when authorities received concerned, a report mentioned.
The mom and stepfather, Megan and Gunner Farr of Zavalla, allegedly restrained their children — ages 5 and 9 — with the rope, lined their mouths with tape and blindfolded them with a rag as they pressed the tattoo needle into their pores and skin, in response to an arrest affidavit obtained by KTRE.
The pair tattooed the 5-year-old’s foot and the 9-year-old’s shoulder, police advised the native outlet.
Once Child Protective Services (CPS) received concerned, Megan, 27, and Gunner Farr, 23, reportedly minimize, scraped and scrubbed the kids’s pores and skin with lemon juice to attempt to erase the tattoos, in response to the affidavit.
“There have been seen accidents on the kid on the particular location of the tattoo and it appeared that the flesh was faraway from the physique on the tattoo location and this occurred concerning the time that CPS received concerned within the allegations of the kid abuse,” interim Zavalla Police Chief Lt. James Denby advised KTRE.
The kids’s organic father and their stepmother had noticed the ink and questioned their mom about it, the outlet reported. When requested concerning the tattoos, Megan Farr laughed and drove off, he mentioned.
The children’ dad then known as youngster companies who started investigating and notified police on April 17, Denby mentioned. The subsequent day, CPS eliminated the 9- and 5-year-old in addition to their two youthful siblings and took the 2 children concerned to the hospital for remedy.
Police interviewed the kids concerning the alleged abuse and recovered a tattoo package throughout the course of their week-long investigation.
“Someone got here ahead and turned in a tattoo package that she claimed was loaned to Gunner to carry out tattoos. She didn’t understand it was going to be carried out on a baby,” Denby mentioned.
Zavalla police arrested each Megan and Gunner Farr Monday. Megan was charged with two counts of damage to a baby and illegal restraint and Gunner was charged with one rely every of damage to a baby and illegal restraint. They are every being held on a bond quantity totaling $35,000. in response to KTRE.
The couple’s kids are in CPS custody.