Officials: Woman tapes 11 year old to chair, takes other child to swim

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Authorities say an Ohio woman has been charged criminally for duct taping an 11-year-old to a chair before taking another child swimming.

Thirty-two-year-old Susan Malysa, of Boardman Township, made an initial court appearance Tuesday for felony child endangering.

Boardman Township police say they arrested Malysa on Monday at a YMCA after a relative went to her home and found the boy in the home’s basement, bound to the chair with his mouth taped shut. Police say the child was cold and shaking.

A police report notes a previous report from April 2016 alleging that the child told a school counselor a woman had hit him with a hammer to discipline him.

The children are safe.

Court records don’t indicate if Malysa has an attorney.