Alexandria woman accused of punishing her children with push tacks

An Alexandria woman, who said she couldn’t provide for her children any longer, was arrested Friday for allegedly punishing them by sticking them with push tacks, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Delinda Green, 34, 3819 Smash Ave., was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of four counts of cruelty to a juvenile, the report indicates.

Green’s mother and another family member notified police that Green was allegedly punishing the children by using the push tacks. The children were ages 14, 11, 7 and 1.

The three oldest children allegedly told officers their mother had been “sticking them with a tack” for punishment. The children showed officers several small puncture wounds on their body, according to the police report.

Green allegedly told officer that she “could finally get some rest now if (the officer) would take her to jail.” She also alluded to having in the past called the Office of Child Protection Services for help but “that nothing was done.”

Green allegedly told officers she didn’t want to seriously hurt the children but believed she “had done enough to have the children taken away,” and that she could go to jail and “be provided for.” Allegedly, she asked police several times to make sure to write everything down. She repeatedly said “this was for the children’s own good.”

OCS is investigating the matter.

2 Responses

  1. This is truly disturbing. I know of several couples who would love to be blessed with children and here is someone with them and is purposly hurting them. I pray that she gets the help she needs and the children find a loving home that will accept all of them.

  2. just a reminder that these things need to be brought to god keep the children in prayer as well as the mother there are other ways to deal with not wanting your children like the safe haven law it could have been alot worse such as killing them thank you lord she didnt! this family is in my prayers and hopefully in yours! god bless!

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