January 21, 2009
Danelle Daunchet - Disfigured Own 10 Year Old Daughter After Binding Her Hands With Cable Ties For Months So She Wouldn’t Eat
Denver, Colorado (The Weekly Vice) -- Danelle Daunchet, a 52-year-old Denver woman has been arrested on child abuse charges after police say she bound her daughter's hands together "every night", so the little girl wouldn't eat food during the night.
Doctors say a 10-year-old girl faces "substantial risk" of suffering serious permanent disfigurement after Danelle Daunchet used zip ties to bind the girls hands behind her back each night over the past year.
According to investigators, the victim told police her daily routine. She would come home from school, feed the dog, complete her homework and then go to bed around 9:30.
Police say that's when Daunchet bound the little girl's hands so she wouldn't get out of bed and eat food during the night. The victim told police that "when her mother removes the zips, she removes them with a knife, which sometimes cuts and pokes her," according to the arrest affidavit.
Daunchet was booked into the Denver County Jail on charges of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and two counts of child abuse. She was released after posting $50,000 bond.
Daunchet is scheduled to appear back in court on Jan 23.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
As sickening as this story is, it's amazing how little coverage this story is getting even in the very city it took place in.
Imagine, a little 10-year-old child permanently disfigured after being bound for what amounts to about 1/3 of her life over the past year. Her little bones growing in adjustment to being bound.
There are just no words to properly describe what goes on in the twisted minds of some people.
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