A Tennessee couple is charged with aggravated child abuse after police discovered they were putting their five-year-old son in the oven as a form of punishement. 

The child was being raised by known sex offender Lavelldo Washington and the boy’s mother Corneisha Wilkerson along with three other children. 

Though the couple explained the oven was turned off when they would place the child inside it, the risk of the oven somehow turning on posed a serious threat to the boy. 

Wilkerson, 23, was jailed on $50,000 bond each after a grand jury indictment this week. Washington, who is a registered sex offender and has been arrested 29 times, was held on the same bond.

The couple’s three other children have been placed in care.

Source: Black Media Scoop