Florida parents accused of using Taser on their kids

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Two Florida parents are in jail after they allegedly used a stun gun to discipline their four children.

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According to the News-Press, Joshua Pierre Louis, 28, and Roxanne Paduani, 33, were arrested Thursday by Lee County sheriff's detectives on child abuse charges.

"They were using (the stun gun) as a tool to deter the children from misbehaving," the Lee County Sheriff's Office report said, according to News-Press. "The stun gun inflicted pain compliance on the children and left visible marks on two of the children."

Some of the children told investigators that Louis used the Taser on them, showing them the marks on their bodies, according to an arrest report obtained by the News-Press.

One of the children said to authorities that Paduani has "sparked" the Taser but has never used it on them, and Paduani told detectives she had "sparked" the stun gun as a form of intimidation, but had never actually used the Taser on her kids, the News-Press reports.

The children are now in the custody of relatives.

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