Couple Forced Teen To Kneel for Nine Hours a Day, Police Say

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM EDT

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Couple Forced Teen To Kneel for Nine Hours a Day, Police Say

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM EDT

According to the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger, a Florida couple has been charged with aggravated child abuse after authorities said they allegedly forced a 13-year-old boy to kneel for nine consecutive hours and beat him when they caught him moving.

The punishment had been going on for 10 days, according to the Lakeland Ledger report.

Read the Lakeland Ledger story HERE.