Niceville woman facing felony child abuse charges

Date: 2012-11-19

Niceville woman facing felony child abuse charges

By KATIE TAMMEN / Daily News
Published: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 14:22 PM.

NICEVILLE — A woman was arrested Saturday and charged with several counts of child abuse after an investigation revealed two of her children were suffering from extensive injuries.

Tiffany J. Jack, 41, is accused of making the two 7-year-olds stand on their hands naked for an extended period of time with “urine soaked diapers” on their heads among other punishments, according to the arrest report from the Niceville Police Department.

She is also accused of forcing them to sit on a toilet for days and making them run until they vomited. In another punishment, the report states, Jack would force the children into a pushup-type of position in which their feet were on the counter and their hands were on another object, such as a booster seat on the floor, for extended periods of time.

She also withheld food, the report states.

One of the children was hung in a tree and left there, according to statements from the child.

Physical examinations of the children found evidence of both bruises and scars to support the accusations, according to the report.

The tops of the children’s feet were swollen and the skin was peeling off their toes. Those injuries, the report states, are consistent with the accusation that Jack had them place their feet on the countertop.

One of the children also had a friction burn near the hairline and another on the left side of the neck.

The ribs of at least one of the children were visible.

When questioned, Jack admitted that she had the children put their feet up on the counter as a form of punishment. She said she did it “so she did not have to deal with them,” the report states.

Jack was charged with one count of aggravated child abuse and two counts of cruelty toward a child that could result in physical or mental injury. She was released from the Okaloosa County Jail on $5,000 bond Saturday.

She is set to appear in court Dec. 18.

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Katie Tammen at 850-315-4440 or Follow her on Twitter @KatieTnwfdn.


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