Posted: Sep 24, 2010 10:23 AM by Nichole Larkey
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Detectives booked a 32-year-old Holden woman Thursday with two additional criminal counts in a child abuse case involving an 11-year-old girl, Jason Ard, Chief of Operations for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said.
The investigation has indicated that Lisa Faber didn't just know about the shackling of the child to a desk, but was involved in it, Ard said.
Faber was arrested Tuesday night along with the child's father.
At that time, Faber was booked as a principal to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and as a principal to false imprisonment.
Thursday afternoon, detectives additionally booked Faber with cruelty to a juvenile and false imprisonment, and her bond was increased from $100,000 to $155,000, Ard said.
Deputies arrested and booked Donald E. Miller III, 33, on counts of second-degree battery on a juvenile, cruelty to a juvenile, false imprisonment and aggravated battery of a juvenile.
The child's leg had been shackled to a desk, where she was sometimes left overnight, for what the father asserted were disciplinary issues, Ard said.
The child was released in the mornings to go to school, Ard said.
A medical examination of the girl showed she weighed only 56 pounds at the time of her father's arrest. Her weight indicated malnourishment, the sheriff's office reported.
Child protection officials removed the girl and two other children ages 10 months and 12 years from the family's residence, Ard said.
Ard said that the investigation is continuing.