Daytona Beach mother accused of taping children to chairs, wall after they snuck food without permission

Frances Chew, grandmother of the children, also faces charges for assisting Ymani Bain

Ymani Bain, 30, faces an aggravated child abuse charge, according to a charging affidavit. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Daytona Beach mother and grandmother were arrested Tuesday after two children were taped to chairs and another was taped to the wall as “punishment” for sneaking food without permission, police said.

Ymani Bain, 30, and Frances Chew, 72, are facing child abuse charges after investigators with the Department of Children and Families alerted police about the taping punishment on Aug. 12, a charging affidavit shows.

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According to investigators, the father of the three children said Bain bound their hands, and the whole body of one of the children, with tape before putting them “in the wall” because she was angry they took a “moon pie without permission” on the weekend of Aug. 6-7.

Chew gave Bain the tape to do this, officers said, though both suspects denied taping or helping tape the children to the chairs or wall.

An investigation, which continued after the children were removed from the home, revealed that Bain taped the children to the chairs and Chew did not stop it, even telling her daughter when the children were “getting out of the chairs,” the affidavit reads.

According to police, Bain faces a charge for aggravated child abuse charge, and Chew faces a charge for child abuse without great harm.

Bain was previously arrested in Volusia County, where she faced child neglect and abuse charges.

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