Registered Sex Offender Torments Mother, 4 Children

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (WDAF) – A belt, a gun and a meth pipe. The victim of a brutal assault told FOX 4 those are just some of the weapons an Independence, Mo., man used to assault her.

Thirty-two-year-old Cornelius Coleman is currently on parole and a registered sex offender. He now faces charges of assault and kidnapping.

The victim says Coleman was high on meth when, over the course of several days, he viciously abused her.

She says Coleman, while high on meth, snapped. She was handcuffed, put in a room, and according to court documents, struck with a belt more than 15 times.

It was the same belt he used to then choke her.

“He would spit in my face. I was burnt with a meth pipe. I was kicked, I was punched. I have scars in my mouth from where a gun was put in my mouth,” A.W. said.

Read the full story here: Victim describes days-long abuse while kids were home


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