Wyandotte Parents Arraigned on Child Abuse Charges

The couple is facing two counts of child abuse of scalding the feet of their two young children in a tub full of hot water, according to police.

A Wyandotte couple accused of forcing their two young children to stand in steaming hot water for so long that the youngsters' feet were severely burned were arraigned on two counts of child abuse Wednesday.

Erica Anne Bohn, 24, and Brandon Edward Soules, 28, were expected to turn themselves into police early this week, according to Wyandotte Police Chief Daniel Grant.

The couple, who Grant said were in northern Michigan over the weekend, failed to do so.

Grant said they received a tip Tuesday night that Bohn was being released from the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital emergency room. They arrested her at about 1 a.m. Wednesday just before she was discharged.

Police arrested Soules on Wednesday afternoon after Ecorse police took him into custody.

Bohn and Soules were arraigned Wednesday before 27th District Judge Randall Kalmbach. Each are charged with two counts of child abuse, a 10-year felony. Bond was set at $20,000/10 percent for Bohn and $30,000/10 percent for Soules.

A preliminary examination is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at 27th District Court.

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Jim Rutkowski December 07, 2012 at 07:56 PM
The more serious question now is what will happen to these two children. Their parents are totally unfit to care for them and hopefully they will spend a long time in prison. The grandparents are only slightly better as they sat by and allowed this abuse to continue for four years. They should be charged as well. With so many childless couples out there who could provide a loving and caring home, adoption seems like the best option. However, the courts are unlikely to terminate parental rights. Thus, they may languish in foster care. So sad.
Bird December 08, 2012 at 09:26 AM
This really upsets
Brad M. December 10, 2012 at 04:49 AM
its doner/doney ppl not boner its what his mom called him! and none of you were a part of the "circle" a shame that this happnd to the kids and that pills got the better of bb! erica is a waist of human space that drug bb down that low he used to b a good dad n good friend i agree they dont deserve there kids and get the book chucked at them but i really grew up with him n dont kno any of u ppl ( brad m)
Valeri Mcgrane December 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM
i was the circle and its sad how quickley you can all turn your backs on BB. your all throwing rocks from glass houses. i love my little brother andonly hope the best for you......Val Rulz
Shellie Cade December 12, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Val I would not call it turning our backs!! Its a very very sad situation and I feel terrible for these kiddos... who wil now have to be with out their parents because they choose to let pills take over none made that decision but them! I to was a part of the so called circle but had kids young and have been to busy being mom to my kiddos... ohh and raising everyone elses kids because its easier for them to be "crappy" parents and party their hearts out... I am shocked to see u calling everyone out on turning their backs on bb with out seeing how serious of a situation this is... he could have really physically harmed his kids ... (more then they were) he needs to get his crap together. So no one is throwing rocks val he did this he deserves to suffer the consiquences for his actions ... (p.s u know I love u. Happy late bday because u never text me back!!)


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