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Bellingham mother charged with child abuse for duct-taping kids

Posted by Ralph Ranalli April 1, 2008 09:02 AM

A Bellingham mother who allegedly admitted duct-taping her children to chairs and then placing their photos on MySpace.com is facing charges of child abuse along with her fiance, TheBostonChannel.com is reporting.

Amber Green, 23, and her live-in fiance, Lee Smith, 29, have been charged by police with two counts of assault and battery. Both Green and Smith are free on bail and are due back on court Monday.

"The pictures clearly depict that Amber and Lee went to the extreme in wrapping duct tape around the kids,'' Bellingham Oficer David Ayotte wrote in a police report. Police said Green admitted to taping her 5 and 6-year-old children, saying they "asked to play with the tape and wanted to be tied up,'' the report said.

The tape was wrapped around the children's stomachs and chest and close to their throats, police said. The pictures show the children upset and crying.

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