Couple facing charges for alleged punishment of boy

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POLK COUNTY, Fla.,None - A Lakeland couple is facing child abuse charges for the type of punishment they allegedly used on a 13-year-old boy.

Deputies said Albert and Nancy Cusson forced the boy to kneel on the bathroom floor with his hands behind his back for nine hours a day, for 10 days straight.

If he moved, officials said he was beaten with a stick.

The couple told the boy it was his punishment for misbehaving. He was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries.