A Texas mother is being held on a $3 million bond for what must be the scariest punishment ever imposed on a child. Sara Anne Woody, 24, of Burkburnett, Texas, was arrested last week. She is facing 30 criminal charges, including 27 counts of child abuse and two counts of witness tampering.
According to the Wichita Falls Times Record News, Woody is accused of punishing the boys, ages 7 and 12, by making them lick filthy toilet rims when she suspected they were lying to her. Woody is also accused of hitting the boys in the genitals with a belt and burning their tongues with a charcoal grill lighter.
Authorities were notified after one of the boys was admitted to the hospital with a lip injury. Woody punished the boys whenever she suspected they were lying to her, according to investigations into what was going on in the house.
If she accused them of stealing food, she would force them to drink a sick concoction containing apple cider vinegar, which would cause them to throw up.
The victims were interviewed at Wichita Falls’ Patsy’s House Child Advocacy Center. One of the victims claimed that Woody made him do push-ups. She would repeatedly hit him with a paddle or tent pole if he fell to the floor.
Detective Donald Osborn, who has been working on the case since March, believes the 12-year-old boy is closer to 7 or 8 because he is so small.
Jonathan Darrell Woody, the twisted mother’s husband, was arrested and charged with three counts of child endangerment and one count of witness tampering. He is being held on a $550,000 bail. He appeared to be aware of what his wife was doing but did nothing to stop it. Sick.
The charges of witness tampering stem from allegations that the parents ordered their children to lie to authorities.