Police say Powder Springs couple hog-tied children and locked them in their bedroom
by Lindsay Field
March 14, 2013 07:00 AM | 8674 views | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sean Sterling
Sean Sterling
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Shawnna Huntley
Shawnna Huntley
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A Powder Springs couple is accused of duct taping two children as a form of punishment.

Sean Patrick Sterling and Shawnna Leigh Huntley, both 35, were arrested last Friday and charged with two counts each of second-degree cruelty to children.

Sterling, who is identified as Huntley’s fiancé in the arrest warrant, was also charged with two counts of false imprisonment.

He was released from the Cobb County Jail on a $75,000 bond Saturday and Huntley remains in jail on a $25,000 bond.

According to arrest warrants, Huntley is accused of letting Sterling “hog tie” her 14-year-old and 8-year-old sons, by tying them to chairs using duct tape and locking them in their bedrooms for an “extended period of time" between Dec. 25, 2012, and March 7 at the couple’s home in the 4200 block of Meadows Lake Trail in Powder Springs.

The warrant also states that Huntley and Sterling knew the children were previously abused physically and did not get them treatment.

Officer Mike Bowman said that since the investigation is ongoing and active, they are unable to release any more information at this time.

Get the full details in the Thursday MDJ. 

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tired of it
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March 14, 2013
These two should NEVER be allowed to see these kids again, nor should any family/friend that knew about the abuse.
Should not be out
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March 14, 2013
He hog ties these kids and is released form jail? What a shame and I hope they get put right back in jail!
Former PS mom
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March 14, 2013
I truly have so much contempt for women who allow their "boyfriends" to abuse their children. I was a single mom for twelve years and cannot imagine a mother putting her children into the hands of psychopaths.

Hope you get yours lady. Truly sad. And God Bless her young sons. Hopefully they will find peace and not continue the cycle of violence.
CretinsShouldntBreed
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March 13, 2013
Very sad to read stories like this. What kind of hole in the heart do people like this have?
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