Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Child Abuse Arrest In Golden Gate

A 46-year-old Collier County man is facing felony abuse charges after detectives say he used plastic zip ties to restrain a child in his care and threatened her with a stun gun as a punishment.

Jon Douglas Parrish of Golden Gate was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with aggravated child abuse-malicious punishment and false imprisonment.

Detectives say Parrish used the plastic ties to bind the child’s wrists and ankles as a means of punishment. The child told detectives that Parrish left her bound and alone in a room for three hours on May 22.

Detectives said Parrish also threatened the girl by activating a taser-style device in front of her that day.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is not identifying the victim because of the nature of the charges. The identity of a victim of child abuse is exempt from disclosure under section 119 of Florida’s public records law. CCSO is not releasing Parrish’s address because it may identify the victim.