Toddler's Bedroom Door Nailed Shut By Parents

PHOTO: Couple Locked Toddler Into Bedroom by Nailing Door Shut

Two adults have been arrested and charged with locking their 3-year-old child in a bedroom by nailing the door shut, according to police.

Kyle Erwin Skinner, 23, and his girlfriend, Cindy Marie Cantu, 24, face charges of cruelty to children and contributing to the delinquency of minors.

The toddler was wearing a soiled diaper and had not been bathed and had a severe diaper rash that caused an open sore in the creases of his legs, according to police reports. He had no access to proper food, according to the police report, and rotting milk and food littered the floor.

Officers were forced to kick in the bedroom door to reach him.

"The condition of the home presented hazards such as insects, fecal matter, rotting food, soiled diapers, standing water in the shower, and general unclean conditions of the home," read the police report.

Skinner is also charged with battery to a pregnant woman for attacking Cantu.

According to the police report, Skinner struck Cantu "multiple times in the face, causing visible swelling and bruising to her face in the area of both eyes, her nose, and lips. Cantu also had an abrasion to the right side of her forehead close to the area of her temple."

Skinner allegedly pushed Cantu to the ground, sat on her abdomen, and struck her multiple times in the face.

"After taking money from Cindy Cantu, said accused referenced an abortion, and advised Cindy Cantu he had 'already done half the job for her,'" the police warrant read.

Police arrived at the residence on Monday and found the child locked in the bedroom. That night they found Cantu, who had gone to the hospital for treatment of the injuries inflicted by Skinner. Police arrested her at the hospital.

The following day, Skinner was arrested at a nearby residence. Both Cantu and Skinner were still in jail on Friday night on bonds of $15,000 and $25,000, respectively.

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