Boyfriend charged in abuse of Florida teen

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have arrested the boyfriend
of a Florida woman charged with beating a teenage boy with wood and
hoses, forcing him to sleep on the floor and keeping him locked in a bathroom for days.

Deputies in Hernando County took Anton Angelo into custody Thursday on charges of aggravated child abuse and false imprisonment. The teen's adoptive mother, Tailing Gigliotti, was arrested on the same charges earlier this week and released on $15,000 bond.

The sheriff's office says the 17-year-old escaped Monday and sought help from a neighbor. The teen testified to deputies about the alleged abuses he suffered. He is currently in state custody.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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