November 30, 2012

Maine man charged with burning kids

Police say the 28-year-old Houlton man burned the children in their upper back and neck areas "to show them pain compliance while meditating."

The Associated Press

HOULTON — A Houlton man has been charged with using a lit cigarette to burn two children he was teaching to meditate.

Police on Thursday said 28-year-old Adam Maguire was charged with two counts of domestic violence assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and violating conditions of release.

Chief Butch Asselin tells the Bangor Daily News that Maguire burned the children at his home last Sunday in their upper back and neck areas "in an attempt to show them pain compliance while meditating."

Maguire's girlfriend told police she and Maguire were showing the children meditation techniques to help with their ADHD. The children were told that when you clear your mind, you are no longer susceptible to pain.

The children are now in the care of relatives.

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