James Howard Chalkley, 32, and Cheyanne Chalkley, 22, of Converse, Texas, were taken into custody this past Monday after a court hearing over the removal of the children from their home. Why were the children removed? We’ll get there in a moment. However, just for clarification’s sake, James Chalkley is the children’s father while his wife is their stepmother.
Now here’s a list of all the ways James Chalkely allegedly abused his two daughters, ages 10 and 5.
They were often hit with switches made from a lemon tree in their backyard and sometimes the switches had thorns.
The 10-year-old had her head shoved into a wall.
Both girls had their heads held in the toilet.
The 5-year-old was forced to wear shock collars for dogs on her arms and legs.
When a cat had defecated in the closet, Chalkley allegedly punished the girls for not cleaning it up by smearing it on their faces and making them brush their teeth with the cat feces. Once so hard until one of the girl’s mouth bled.
The wicked stepmother is no better. She often allegedly took part in the abuse and did nothing to stop it. In fact, when asked by Chalkley if she thought he was hitting the kids ‘too much’, she allegedly replied with ‘If they were my kids I’d hit them more’. That’s paraphrased but you get the idea.
First off, if you have to ask if you’re hitting your kids too much, the answer is always yes. Once is too many. Secondly, as I have asked so many times in the past, where do these people find each other? Is there some kind of dating app for child abusers? ChildBeatersOnly.com? Abusr? Plenty of Abuse?
Thankfully, one of their teachers saw the bruises on one of the girls and notified authorities. If you live in Texas and suspect someone of child abuse, you can contact the Texas Abuse Hotline at (800) 252-5400 or at their website.
Thanks to Neva for the tip.