An Illinois mother has been arrested for allegedly torturing her 7-year-old son for two years. Her boyfriend is accused as well.

24-year-old Caroline Woods’ young son was found running down the street in a dirty diaper Sunday morning. He told authorities that his mom and her boyfriend had forced him to live in a closet, regularly beat him, and only fed him protein shakes and canned okra.

He claims he’d been beaten with an extension cord, a baseball bat, and a pole. He also claimed that he was once forced to sit on the stove while his genitals were burned with a curling iron.

A court-appointed doctor backed up the boy’s claims, and said the boy had the most injuries he’d ever seen on one person, much less a child.

Ms. Woods was arrested and charged with assault and was denied bail. Cops are still looking for her boyfriend.

The young boy and his 2-year-old sister are now in state custody.


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