The parents of an 8-year-old boy found hog-tied with duct tape and tied to a coffee table have been indicted on a series of charges.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutors say 37-year-old Andreia Huffman and her husband, 32-year-old Jason Dunikowski, are responsible for one of the worst cases of child abuse they have ever seen, Fox8News reports.
Investigators say the couple brutalized their nine children inside their home, and that the treatment of the couple's eight-year-old son rose to the level of torture.
"At night, he was hogtied with duct tape, both his wrists and his ankles tied behind his back and tied to a table," O'Malley told Fox 8 News.
Authorities say during the day, the boy, who has never been allowed to attend school, was forced to stand against a wall with his hands on his head and would pay a heavy price if he didn't do it to his parents' satisfaction.
"The evidence shows that there's cracks where his face had been repeatedly smashed into the wall and had suffered numerous broken noses as a result of that abuse," O'Malley said.
The torture finally came to an end when the boy's 14-year-old brother decided to call Cleveland's child abuse hotline, 696-KIDS.
And on Thursday, a Cuyahoga County grand jury returned a 196-count indictment against the couple, charging them with multiple counts of kidnapping, child endangering and felonious assault.
The couple is currently being held in the county jail, and their children are in foster care.