Parents tied up child, left him tied for almost 10 hours, court documents show

NORTHWOOD, Ohio (WTVG/Gray News) – Two Ohio parents are facing child abuse charges after police say they tied up their child and left him tied up for nearly 10 hours.

Court documents show the victim’s mother and stepfather, Tabetha Sosnowicz, 38, and Jason Sosnowicz Sr., 42, face criminal charges of child endangerment – administering corporal punishment.

According to the affidavit, law enforcement officials responded to the Baymont Hotel in Northwood on July 22 for a security call.

Authorities found a 12-year-old boy tied up in one of the hotel rooms where the family lived. The affidavit said the boy “had his wrists tied behind his back with white laces, and his wrists tied at his ankles” on the hotel room floor next to the bed.

Court documents show the victim’s mother and stepfather, Tabetha Sosnowicz, 38, and Jason Sosnowicz Sr., 42, face criminal charges of child endangerment – administering corporal punishment.(Wood County Corrections)

Police said the boy was bound for about 9.5 hours, from around 3 a.m. until the time police arrived at 12:30 p.m.

The documents said the stepfather was in the room with the child when police arrived and told officers the boy was tied up because he was “meddling in things”. When the mother returned to their hotel room, she told police she knew the boy was tied up.

Officers said both parents told them they “normally” restrained the boy “to prevent him from accessing candy while they slept,” according to the affidavit.

Court documents said there were other children in the hotel room; a 6 year old and a 14 year old. These children were not attached.

A hotel employee said the stepfather worked at the hotel where the family lived.

Jason Sosnowicz’s bond was set at $75,000 and Tabetha Sosnowicz’s bond was set at $25,000. Both were ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Both are being held in Wood County Jail and are due back in court on Thursday.

Wood County Children’s Services is investigating.

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