Toddler's Teeth And Toenails Pulled With Pliers

By Scott Sarvay

December 28, 2010 Updated Dec 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A southern Indiana mother and her boyfriend are accused of torturing her three-year-old son.

Prosecutors say Andrew Richards and Jessica Carder used "pliers" to pull two teeth and several toe nails off the child.

The boy is now with his biological father's family while Richards and Carder face felony battery and confinement charges.

At a hearing Monday Richards said he is innocent and was only helping the child with a loose tooth.

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