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Parents Of The Year – Not

CAMDENTON, Mo. (CN) - A couple who allegedly put their children in a clothes drier has been charged with child abuse.

Nicole Eberhart, 29, and her boyfriend, Stephen Ray Jr., 26, put Eberhart's 8- and 10-year-old children in a drier, the Camden County Sheriff's Office said.

Ray also is accused of hitting the children and of violating his probation and is being held without bond, The Associated Press reported.

Eberhart is in the Camden County Jail under a $100,000 bond. It is not clear why Ray was on probation.

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