- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Gold Hill couple accused of tying up an 11-year-old boy with rope and beating the child has been found guilty of assault and criminal mistreatment.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1EmNqlR ) the boy’s stepmother, 35-year-old Angela Marie Millard, and his biological father, 38-year-old Lawrence James Millard, were found guilty Thursday.

The boy, now 12, testified Wednesday that his stepmother burned his hands with hot water and hit him with a hairbrush. He said both his parents had tied him up with a rope, and his father beat him with a wooden table leg.

Prosecutors said Angela Millard hit the boy so hard with the hairbrush that she knocked his teeth out and left a scar near his eye.

The Millards didn’t testify at trial. Their sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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