A couple is facing child abuse charges after police say they used plastic zip ties to bind their four-year-old to a baby gate.
Raleigh police say 26-year-old Gerald Thomas Swinehart and 28-year-old Marlaine Victoria Coffey are accused of tying the child to a gate by her wrists and ankles, with plastic ties normally used by electricians.
Police also say Swinehart pushed or kicked the girl so hard her lower teeth broke through her lower lip. The four-year-old is in the custody of social services.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.