Thursday, June 26, 2008

Man accused of taping 9-year-old Texas girl to tree as punishment

A 35-year-old man is accused of duct taping his 9-year-old stepdaughter to a tree in the midday heat, the Wise County sheriff's office said Wednesday.

Glenn Castille was arrested Tuesday at his Cottondale home after authorities arrived to find the girl taped to a tree in 91-degree heat, Sheriff David Walker said.
Mr. Castille, who told authorities he and the girl were playing, is accused of injury to a child. Bail was set at $20,000 and he remained in custody Wednesday.

"It's just not something you do," Sheriff Walker said.

Officers were alerted to the incident when an oilfield worker saw the girl run in tears from a driveway and get taped to the tree by a man with an airsoft gun, the sheriff's office said. The man also placed tape over the girl's mouth.

When officers arrived, her 11-year-old brother was attempting to free her.

It was not the first time the siblings had been taped to the tree for disciplinary reasons, Sheriff Walker said. Investigators found cellphone pictures of both children tied up, and Mr. Castille could face additional charges.

Child Protective Services has placed the children and their 18-month-old sibling in the care of family friends, the sheriff's office said.

Cottondale is about 70 miles northwest of Dallas.
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My Two Cents..
Now this dude should be tied to a tree naked somewhere that the aligators can easily reach his feet!

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