A Deltona woman was arrested and accused of torturing two children by using a stun gun to punish them for stealing from a store, investigating Volusia deputies said.
Beauvais is out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $2,000 bail, according to court records.
Deputies said they learned of the case when they went to the Phonetia Drive home Thursday to help a Department of Children & Families investigator.
The DCF investigator said she was investigating an incident that occurred Oct. 20, reports said.
Two girls, ages 16 and 14, told deputies they stole from the Wal-mart in Deltona in October and Beauvais picked them up and brought them home. Once home, Beauvais repeatedly stunned the girls, about 10 to 15 times in their right arms, investigators said.
Deputies saw multiple burn marks on the shoulder of one girl consistent with being stunned with the electric device and both girls had burn marks on their right arms, a report details.
The girls said Beauvais also used a belt on them, deputies said.
The girls did not want to press charges against Beauvais. And one girl said she deserved the punishment for the retail theft she committed, deputies said.
Deputies arrested Beauvais after determining that she “did willfully torture and maliciously” punish the girls, “while carelessly using a Taser or stun gun” causing the children to suffer permanent disfigurement, a report states.