MUG SHOTS Babysitter tattoos kids, mom’s boyfriend tries to burn them off with hot razor blade

Tattooing babysitter Alexander Edwards mugshot

Three people have been arrested in Virginia in a story that could best be described by the movie title Dumb and Dumber. Campbell County sheriff’s Maj. L.T. Guthrie says two girls under the age of 13 were in the care of 20-year-old family friend Alexander Edwards (mug shot photo above) when he decided to give both girls tattoos with a home tattoo kit. Afterward, the children’s mom and boyfriend were arrested after he attempted to remove the tattoos with a scorching hot razor blade.

According to the The Lynchburg News & Advance, “Edwards was taking care of the children on Dec. 22, 2013, when the children were tattooed without their consent or the consent of their parents.”

Edwards is currently facing a number of charges, including abduction, malicious wounding, and felony child neglect, with the potential of facing more than 20 years in prison if found guilty of all charges.

Melissa Delp mugshot mother of girls tattooed by babysitter

When mom Melissa Delp, 35 (mug shot photo above), and boyfriend Daniel Janney, 32 (mug shot photo below), returned home to find the children had been tattooed, Janney attempted to remove them “by burning the girls with a hot razor blade,” according to WSET.

Daniel Janney mugshot after trying to remove kids' tattoos with hot razor blade

Delp and Janney were later charged with malicious wounding and felony child neglect. “These charges stem from their response to what they found when they came home,” said Maj. L.T. Guthrie. “There was an effort to cover these tattoos up.” He later added, “It didn’t help the situation any. It added more scarring.”

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