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Danbury Police: Couple Used Electric Dog Collar To Punish Child

Danbury Police arrested a husband and wife for allegedly using an electric dog collar on a 9-year-old girl that was in their care.
Danbury Police arrested a husband and wife for allegedly using an electric dog collar on a 9-year-old girl that was in their care. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury police arrested a husband and wife Tuesday on charges of using an electric dog collar to discipline a 9-year-old girl in their care, according to NBC Connecticut .

Eduardo and Paula Montanez were arrested after a school employee made a report of suspected child abuse, police said. Eduardo Montanez was charged with with third-degree assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and cruelty to a person, while Paula Montanez was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault and conspiracy to commit cruelty to a person, NBC Connecticut reported.

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