2 arrested after unattended children duct-taped in Port Hope: police

Police then tracked the other teen down, before he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Getty Images

Two people face charges following a child abuse investigation in Port Hope, Ont.

According to the Port Hope Police Service, officers on June 30 attended a residence in Port Hope to assist the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society with an ongoing investigation. Police say a daycare provider had contacted CAS expressing concern about the health and well-being of two children.

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Police say the two children — confirmed by Insp. Katie Andrews to be both under the age of 10 — were removed from the residence “indefinitely” and received appropriate medical care.

The investigation found the children had been duct-taped and left unattended, police said Wednesday.

“The young girl disclosed she and her brother would be duct-taped together while the parents left the residence,” said Andrews on Wednesday.

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Police said further investigation led to the arrest of a 32-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman on Tuesday.

Andrews confirmed the individuals were the children’s parents.

Both individuals were charged with two counts each of forcible confinement, failure to provide the necessaries of life and assault with a weapon.

The names of the accused were not released. They are scheduled to appear in court in Cobourg at a future date.

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