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Smithfield mom faces charge for handcuffing child

Posted July 2, 2009 5:55 p.m. EDT

— Smithfield police charged two adults Wednesday with a misdemeanor for restraining a 4-year-old boy.

Kimberly Britt used handcuffs and rope to punish her child, police said. She allegedly cuffed his hands behind his back, tied his legs and left him in his room. A witness reported the punishment to police.

Britt and Linwood Maurice Stancil face charges of misdemeanor child abuse.

The boy and a sibling were released into the custody of family members.