Woman Locked Teen in Bathroom, Beat Him for Days, Police Say

A Florida woman is being held on $15,000 bail on charges that she forced a teenage boy to sleep on the floor, beat him with wood and hoses and kept him locked in a bathroom for days.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office deputies say the 17-year-old escaped Monday and sought help from a neighbor. The teen told deputies that Tailing Gigliotti had bound his hands, beaten him with wood and a water hose and locked him in a bathroom while she went to work.

The teen also told deputies that Gigliotti made him sleep on the floor for more than three years. She allegedly also locked him in a bathroom and shut off the electricity whenever she went to work.

Gigliotti is charged with aggravated child abuse and false imprisonment. The teen is in state custody.