Couple Accused of Using Zip Ties to Bind 4-Year-Old to Baby Gate

September 27, 2013 Updated May 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM EDT

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Couple Accused of Using Zip Ties to Bind 4-Year-Old to Baby Gate

September 27, 2013 Updated May 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM EDT

A North Carolina couple is in some serious trouble.

According to a report from the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer, police said a North Carolina couple has been charged with child abuse for allegedly using zip ties to bind their 4-year-old daughter's wrists and ankles to a baby gate.

The 4-year-old is in the custody of social services, according to The News & Observer report.

Read The News & Observer report HERE.