Friday, September 14
Psychopath handcuffs 9-year-old stepdaughter to radiator and cuts her with machete
Craig Tracy Williams, 45, of New Haven, was busted last week while he and the rest of his family were apparently trying to skip town as the little girl was still in the hospital recovering.
She told cops that Williams beat her because she wasn’t his biological child, the New Haven Register reported. None of his four biological children were abused, she said.
But the abuse, which went on for years, went far beyond beatings. Williams allegedly handcuffed his stepdaughter to a radiator by her ankle and cut her with knives.
Assistant New Haven Police Chief Archie Generoso called it “the worst case of child abuse I’ve ever seen.”
Williams and his wife told cops the little girl ran away from home last week, and when they found her in a nearby park she was covered with scars and bruises.
She initially said her stepbrothers beat hear up, but later admitted that it was her stepfather, who coached her to lie about her injuries.
When asked about her scars, she said “the one on her chest was when her stepfather used a little knife. The one on her back was when her stepfather used a big knife,” according to Generoso.
Last Saturday, cops found him at a gas station with his wife and four kids, apparently getting ready to flee, and charged him with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. He may face additional charges.
Handcuffs and a machete were seized from his home after the arrest. His wife was not charged.