The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday, they arrested Roberta Hobbs, 54, after receiving a call from Social Services.
Hobbs is accused of using duct tape to bind a child with special needs for long periods of time, while living in deplorable conditions.
Hobbs is charged with criminal abuse of the first degree involving a child under the age of 12.
Lewis said Social Services removed the child along with two other children from the Hobbs home.
Further charges are pending upon the completion of the investigation by Deputy Gary Sparks.
FRANK LEWIS may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.