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Couple Charged With Using Electric Dog Collar On Child

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Eduardo Montanez, Paula Montanez (Courtesy Danbury Police)

Eduardo Montanez, Paula Montanez (Courtesy Danbury Police)

A Danbury couple faces charges they used an electric dog collar on a 9 year old girl.  A school employee called the Department of Children and Families about suspected abuse,  triggering a joint investigation by DCF and Danbury Police.

As a result of the investigation,  police arrested 43-year-old Eduardo Montanez and 34-year-old Paula Montanez of Danbury.  He is charged with assault, cruelty to persons and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.  She faces risk of injury and conspiracy charges.They are due in Danbury Superior Court Weednesday.

Police say the couple was upset about the girl’s progress in school.

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