Saturday, May 11, 2002

Pair, charged in boy's discipline, free on bond




By Janice Morse, jmorse@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MILLVILLE — A couple is free on bond awaiting a Monday court appearance on child-endangering charges after a boy was duct-taped to a chair in the sun for more than two hours.

        David Wayne Edester, 41, and his wife, Carla, 40, are free on bond following their arrests this week.

        Mrs. Edester's 12-year-old son returned to his father's home in Fairfield Township on Sunday with a bad sunburn and bruises on his wrists and ankles from the tape, a report says. The temperature was in the 70s that day.

        Butler County sheriff's deputies say the boy gave this account:

        Mr. Edester, the boy's stepfather, restrained him to the chair and put him in the sun as punishment for “backtalking his mother.”

        “The suspect then told him that if that didn't work, he would get chemicals and burn (the boy's) skin,” a sheriff's report says.

        Mr. Edester was accused of child endangering in connection with the alleged restraint and with domestic violence for the alleged threat of using chemicals to inflict harm.

        Mrs. Edester was charged with complicity to child endangering. She told sheriff's deputies “she knew that the suspect was taping her son to a chair and sitting him in the sun. ... She didn't think that was wrong,” the sheriff's report says.

        The boy apparently required no hospital treatment, sheriff's officials said Friday.

        The charges against the Edesters are all misdemeanors; their case is being heard in Butler County Juvenile Court.

       



Erpenbeck accused in felony theft case
Real estate laws leave buyers stranded
Jammin' returns as Main event
Speedway more vigilant
Bush brings in $2M for Taft
Police to monitor parties at UC
Reward for tips on missing woman
Schools lose 3 officers after accusations
St. X students rehab house
Tristate A.M. Report
Welfare group criticizes president's reform plan
MCNUTT: Neighborhoods
RADEL: Citizen board Here's your chance to improve city
SAMPLES: Risky business
THOMPSON: Faith Matters
Boy improves after near-drowning
Fireworks are back for the Fourth in Hamilton
Lakota West teen keeps giving
Man pleads guilty to murder, rape last year
Milford, schools to buy land
- Pair, charged in boy's discipline, free on bond
Student always helps
Agency fines local firms after deaths
Black presses O'Connor on campaign rules
Chief cited in coverup is replaced
Equestrian equity goal of new national league
Fake uniforms found after arrest
Five police officers honored
Heavy spring rains threaten to drown corn production
Judge approves $1B deal
Mayor brings teen vandals to justice
Officials stop Athens teens' 'Fight Club'
Put-in-Bay mayor ends uneasy reign
Runaway train called a fluke
Bank also sues auditor for Wilkinson
Kentucky News Briefs
Man charged in church shooting won't face death
National Guard leave state airports today
Pick-up games score points for Murray State president
Serving those who served
Wal-Mart dispute is aired