Documents: Mom admitted to tying up girl, 6

An undated courtesy photo of Stephanie Arteaga.


PAW PAW, Mich. (WOOD) — The Bangor woman accused of torturing her 6-year-old daughter allegedly admitted to police that she tied the girl up on multiple occasions.

Probable cause documents say that Stephanie Arteaga, 47, admitted to police that over the last three years, she tied up her now-6-year-old daughter because she worried the girl was trying to hurt herself.

Arteaga told police she would tie the girl by the neck to a high chair using shoe strings, according to the documents. Arteaga also allegedly said she tied the girl to the plastic shell of a car seat, and would sometimes tie the car seat shell to an indoor trampoline frame so the girl couldn’t move and leave her there all day. She would sometimes lie the car seat shell down and let the girl sleep while tied up.

Officers also said Arteaga would lock the girl in a completely dark room as punishment and use light as a reward.

Arteaga was arraigned Friday on charges of torture and first-degree child abuse. She remained behind bars Monday and was expected back in court on Dec. 26.

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