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Texas Woman Accused of Dragging Child by Hair to Bathroom, Forcing Him to Drink Out of Toilet

Texas Woman Accused of Forcing Child to Drink Out of Toilet
Source: Woodway Public Safety Department; Unsplash

Claudia Velediaz-Bonifazi allegedly dragged the child into the bathroom and forced him to drink out of the toilet, police said.

Apr. 11 2024, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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Authorities in Texas say a woman has been arrested after she allegedly pulled a child by the hair and head and forced him to drink out of a toilet bowl.

A child in Woodway recently arrived at school in tears and told school officials he had been dragged to a bathroom, according to the Woodway Public Safety Department.

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Police said Claudia Velediaz-Bonifazi allegedly forced the child to drink water from the toilet bowl, and the boy lost pieces of his hair.

Authorities did not specify Velediaz-Bonifazi’s relationship to the victim, but they said the boy was in her care at the time.

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Investigators state the child was also subjected to multiple violent incidents “ranging from being punched, hit with miscellaneous objects and not being fed for long periods of time.”

On April 3, Velediaz-Bonifazi was arrested and charged with injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury, officials said.

Police worked with Child Protective Services and the child has been safely placed with a family member.


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