Couple arrested after girl, 4, allegedly zip tied to furniture, abused

A 4-year-old Hot Springs girl who was taken into state custody last week reportedly had been zip tied to furniture as a punishment by her mother and her mother's live-in boyfriend and thought her name was "idiot," according to an arrest report.

The mother and the boyfriend, Jennifer Diane Denen, 30, and Clarence Eugene Reed, 47, who both list a Cones Road address, were taken into custody shortly after 3 p.m. Friday and charged with felony counts of first-degree domestic battery, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and permitting abuse of a minor and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, each punishable by up to six years.

They were each being held Monday on $500,000 bond and are set to appear Aug. 23 in Garland County District Court.

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