Cassandra B. (b. 1998) and Moira B. (b. 2008) were imprisoned and physically abused by their mother, Angel B., and their uncle. Cassandra was homeschooled.
In May 2012, Angel punished 13-year-old Cassandra by forcing her “to sleep outside in a tent when the temperature was 55 degrees. When Cassandra attempted to reenter the house, she was forced back into the tent and her uncle ‘zip tied’ the tent shut. Cassandra escaped, and Angel then turned on a water hose, which Cassandra’s uncle used to spray Cassandra with water. Angel also gave the uncle a rope, which he attempted to tie around Cassandra’s wrists.”
The court found that Cassandra had “severe mental and behavioral health needs” and removed her from Angel’s care. The state maintained legal custody of Moira while Angel maintained physical custody of her younger daughter. However, in September and October 2013, Angel “locked Moira in her bedroom as a form of discipline.” When she then expressed interest in homeschooling Moira, the state prevented her from doing so, stating that it was not in Moira’s best interests.
Date: May 11, 2012
Location: Lancaster County, Nebraska
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