SANFORD, Fla. - Sanford police arrested two parents Thursday after their child told school officials she was being repeatedly abused, sometimes while she was tied up so that she couldn’t defend herself.
The victim was interviewed at school by a Sanford police officer when she showed up to class with several visible marks on her body and a swollen face.
The victim told officers her father uses electrical cords, bamboo sticks and belts to inflict punishment.
Investigators went to the victim’s home, where they interviewed her father, Rakesk Persaud, and her stepmother Roseanna Prasnauth.
They were charged with aggravated child abuse.