A mother and her roommate and cousin have been arrested in allegations of disgusting abuse and torture against an innocent toddler who had his ankles bound by duct tape, his hands duct taped to his chest and his mouth duct taped closed.
Jessica Nicole McClure, 23, was arrested Sunday after police found her apartment to be unfit for habitation and were told that she left her 2-year-old boy to sleep in his car seat in the living room. She has been charged with child neglect creating a risk of injury.
James Ryan Usher, 18, and Della Kay Jackson, 26, were arrested Monday after police said they found evidence linking them to alleged child neglect. Both were charged with child abuse resulting in injury.
Police said Usher is McClure’s cousin and Jackson is the woman’s roommate.