Port Hope couple facing charges after two children allegedly duct-taped and left unattended

Children's Aid Society removed children from home on June 30; charges laid on July 26 include forcible confinement and assault

The Port Hope police station at 55 Fox Road in Port Hope. (Photo: Port Hope Police Service)
The Port Hope police station at 55 Fox Road in Port Hope. (Photo: Port Hope Police Service)

A Port Hope couple is facing multiple charges after they allegedly duct-taped two children and left them unattended.

On June 30, police attended a residence in Port Hope to assist in a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) investigation regarding two children whose daycare provider contacted CAS with concerns about the children’s health and well-being.

The children, who were allegedly duct-taped and left unattended. were removed from the residence indefinitely and received appropriate medical care.

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On Tuesday (July 26), following a full investigation, a 32-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were arrested.

Both were charged with two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of failure to provide the necessaries of life, and two charges of assault with a weapon.