Tempe Woman Accused of Making Child Eat Feces

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A Tempe woman is accused of making her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter eat her own feces as punishment.

Nicole Candelaria, 28, denied the claim, but the girl's two siblings corroborated the story to police, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

After spending six days with Candelaria and their father, the children were brought back to their mother's place on Friday, when the 3-year-old girl complained to her mother that Candelaria made her eat her feces as punishment for defecating in the bath tub.

The girl was hospitalized for examination, which revealed several injuries on her body, including bruising and swelling, according to the documents.

In an interview with investigators, the girl repeated what she'd told her mother about being forced to eat feces, and also said that Candelaria forcibly held her down on the toilet and put soap in her mouth, court documents state.

Some of the bruising on the girl's body was consistent with being held down, according to the documents.

Candelaria denied all of the claims, saying that the girl "lies often." She explained one of her injuries was sustained by playfully hitting her too hard, but denied the allegations about the feces, or forcing the girl down on the toilet.

Candelaria was in charge of watching the children while the kids' father was at work. The father told police that he saw the injuries to his daughter's back, and said he didn't believe Candelaria's story of what happened. Additionally, according to the court documents, a neighbor in the Tempe apartment complex reported to police "often hearing Candelaria screaming and slapping her boyfriend."

Police arrested Candelaria on a felony charge of child abuse. Her bond was set at $5,400.

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Nicole Candelaria.

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28 comments
floridianfool63
floridianfool63

Of course, a lady like this would have disgusting tattoos. Would anyone really think otherwise? Probably a low life smoker as well. 

docmed005
docmed005

I agree - perhaps someone can shove some feces and soap down her throat. then she can have her tubes involuntarily tied as this woman should Never be allowed to have children nor care for others. also hope all visitation by the bio father is halted as he is apparently oblivious!

Jme Jackson
Jme Jackson

Make her eat that $h!t! See how she likes it.

Skip Rhimsy
Skip Rhimsy

Arizona makes national news for the most insane crimes

Beth Ybarra
Beth Ybarra

Sick bitch! Do us all a favor & have her sterilized-she doesn't deserve anymore children.

Chad Riekena
Chad Riekena

The comments are almost always worse than the story.

Shelly McAlindin
Shelly McAlindin

Just shoot the bitch and put her out of all of our misey.

Travis Carter
Travis Carter

Let's try not to tell anyone how to parent. For instance, if I ever have children, there will be no "safety plugs" on the damned outlets. AND, I'm giving them a whole bunch of paper clips. Learn for yourself, you little bastards. This world is tough.

Brian Embree
Brian Embree

Derek J Cooper you're quite the comedian.

Derek J Cooper
Derek J Cooper

Living with the current state Arizona is in, don't we all kind of each shit in our own way?

docmed005
docmed005

and it makes her actions perfectly ok if they aren't her own biological children??

floridianfool63
floridianfool63

They should make her eat her tattoos... They are ugly as "sh*t". 

docmed005
docmed005

yes shove feces and soap down her throat. then I suggest that she is involuntarily rendered infertile. this woman should NEVER be allowed to have her own children nor care for others. hopefully the father loses ALL visitation too as he was apparently oblivious as to what was happening to his children.

docmed005
docmed005

at age three yu could whoop your mothers ass?

docmed005
docmed005

another person who should be involuntarily castrated : travis carter. go eat shit .

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Good job Trav.  Your mom obviously dropped you on your head one too many times and look how you turned out.


Parental responsibility and supervision are way overrated.  


(I know you were kidding Trav, so was I.)

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