Not a drag queen. Not LGBT’s. Just your plain ole’ Florida White Trash.
Taylor B. Schaefer, called deputies after getting a “gut feeling” that her boyfriend, 32-year-old Shawn M. Stone, was abusing her 5-year-old child.
She was right. But she already knew.
Surveillance videos’ which caught the abuse, showed instances of the 5-year-old victim being beaten and bound with his hands behind his back for hours in the days leading up to the 911 call.
Initially arrested on a charge of aggravated child abuse, but as detectives investigated the situation, they learned that the abuse was much worse than they initially thought.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood said Stone punched, kicked, and beat the child with a mop handle for having an accident and also kept the child in a cage.
“Ultimately, the investigation revealed multiple recordings of the victim receiving beatings while Schaefer was present in the house, as well as several instances where he was visibly injured and limping in her presence, but received no care or medical attention,” the sheriff’s office said.
The child was taken to a hospital for treatment, doctors and nurses discovered that the 5-year-old suffered 46 visible injuries, internal injuries, and a fractured skull.
Detectives said they also learned that an older child was “forced to drink boiling water, sprayed with boiling water, and beaten with several household objects.” This child also was said to be a witness to the “brutal abuse” heaped upon the 5-year-old.
After concluding their investigation, the sheriff’s office said they charged Stone with an additional 23 charges for “repeated acts of abuse and neglect.” Taylor Schaefer also faces 25 charges for not intervening and reporting the instances of abuse, according to detectives.
Both defendants are registered Republicans.
But please Florida. Go on and abuse law abiding LGBT Americans while this hell happens in your state all the time.