Just because you can physically have children, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should – as shown by a couple from Minnesota who left their5-year-old son alone in the woods as punishment for wetting himself.
Lynda Michel and Gregory Wilson left the boy on his own and drove away a short distance to try and teach him a lesson, but when they returned he was nowhere to be found!
Fortunately, the wet and sobbing boy was spotted by a passing motorist as he walked along the highway south of St. Peter in Minnesota.
When the police arrived, the boy told them that he had been dropped off by his mom and dad because he had been “naughty.”
Wilson, who is the boy’s biological father, and his partner Michel were still looking for the boy when police caught up with them and a third adult who said he had tried to talk the couple out of leaving the child in the woods.
It seems that this was not the first time the little boy had been ‘punished’ as multiple bruises were found on his buttocks and hips, with Wilson admitting he regularly spanked his son.
Wilson and his partner were charged with gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child and misdemeanor domestic assault. The 5-year-old boy was taken into protective custody and is currently in foster care.