Knox County couple facing dozens of charges of Child Abuse

Knoxville, Tennessee – A Knox County couple is expected to go to trial today on dozens of child abuse charges.

Jessica Cox and her husband Michael McIntosh were indicted on a combined 46 counts of child abuse and aggravated child abuse in 2013.

Cox is accused of handcuffing her two stepsons to a cabinet, beating them and burning them with cigarettes.

McIntosh was arrested after making statements in court admitting he had handcuffed the boys as a punishment.