Andreia Huffman, 37, and Jason Dunikowski, 32, both pleaded guilty to all respective charges in the 196-count indictment. Sentencing is scheduled for September 21, 2010.
Over a period of at least 6 months during each day from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Andreia Huffman and Jason Dunikowski forced their 8-year-old son to stand facing the wall with his hands clasped behind his head as a form of punishment.
While standing facing the wall, Andreia Huffman repeatedly pushed her son's face through the wall of the house causing the child to suffer broken noses. Each night, the Andreia Huffman and Jason Dunikowski hogged tied the child’s feet and hands with duct tape and then tied him to the living room coffee table.
Andreia Huffman also abused her now 17-year-old daughter by hitting her in the face and in the back of the head with a taped wood-like paddle. Andreia Huffman used this same piece of wood to strike the 8-year-old child in the back of the legs and butt.
Andreia Huffman and Jason Dunikowski did not send their 8-year-old son to school for two years. His existence was unknown to the school system. He could only count to the number 6 and thought he was 10-years-old, he also could not read. Currently, all of the children are living in foster homes and receiving care.
The 196 count indictment included the following charges: 180 counts of kidnapping and 2 counts of endangering children against both defendants; and 8 counts of endangering children and 6 counts of felonious assault against Huffman.