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Third Person Arrested in Tortured Concord Teen Case

Police: Amy Nason ordered victim to ingest urine, feces, worms and soap in order to avoid the abuse.

A Concord woman was arrested on April 19, in connection with a brutal torture case involving a mother who allegedly assaulted her son.

Amy Nason, 29, of Concord, was arrested by Concord Police and charged with felony counts of tampering with witnesses and informants and reckless conduct; place another in danger.

The case involves an 18-year-old man who was allegedly brutally assaulted by his mother, Christine Gelineau, 52, of Concord, and Daniel Tyler Cantrell, 20, of Sparta, TN, over a period of months earlier this year. Police allege that Cantrell and Gelineau subjected the teen to numerous assaults including being burned in his genitalia with a lighter and beatings, one of which reportedly resulted in a fracture. Both were arrested on April 17.

Police allege that between April 1, and April 17, Nason ordered the victim “to ingest urine, feces, earth worms and dish soap in order to avoid the physical abuse by Gelineau and Cantrell,” according Lt. Timothy O’Malley, the commander of the department’s criminal investigations unit.

O’Malley said that police believe that Nason told the teen to lie to detectives about his injuries on April 17.

“Specifically, it is alleged that she ordered him to tell the detectives that his injuries were self-inflicted,” O’Malley stated.

Nason was arrested, refused bail, and was sent to the Merrimack County House of Corrections. She will be arraigned remotely on April 22, in Sixth Circuit District Division Court.

O’Malley noted that the investigation in the case continues.

According to published reports, Nason has had a number of run-ins with the law in the past.

In September 2011, Nason was arrested and charged with nine counts of animal cruelty when she lived in Lee. Police alleged that Nason had three dogs, three cats, two birds, and a ferret “in unsuitable conditions” in her home. She was reportedly being evicted from the apartment at the time of the arrest and had moved to Hampton. The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals later removed the animals from the home. Police also alleged that the skeletal remains of a cat and a dead turtle were also found at the home.

In January 2008, Nason was charged with theft in Wells, Maine, against a Cape Cod woman, allegedly stealing $160 and a pack of cigarettes. Police alleged that Nason, claiming she was pregnant, convinced a woman at a hospital to give her a ride to York, Maine. When the woman returned to the hospital, she noticed the items were missing. A number of police agencies worked on the case and eventually found Nason in Wells, Maine, and arrested her. After being arrested, Nason reportedly tried to keep from being incarcerated by saying her pregnancy was high-risk, however, a test later proved she wasn’t pregnant, according to reports. 

Joseph R April 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Cassie, I agree with JPF. Go to the police about this. I know a few of the officers at Concord Police Dept.....they're really nice guys. One of them lives right next door to me. He's a great person. They WILL help you. LET them help you. If you want, tell them you don't want your face and name all over the news. I'm sure they can arrange that if you want. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I wish you the best of luck.
Jean May 12, 2013 at 07:59 PM
I wouldn't call this young man from sparta a sick fu*k for sticking up for the mother when her 18yr "victim" of a son was hitting her in the face with his di*k telling her he was going to rape her and kill her and get away with it.... guess no one heard about that did they... huh i wounder why and how can they take the word of a 12 yr old who might i add is suppose to be friends with "Amy's" 12 yr old daughter who does not live with her but a 6 month old lil girl did? funny they really need to get the facts stright.... I would think. did the 12yr old and the 18yr old have any kind of relationship? Oh and yes Amy did tell this young man that she was pg hell she even called his mom and told her that she was..... funny how all he wanted to do was better his life, get a job believeing "Amy" that there was all kinds of jobs up there cause there sure aint hardly anything down here in our small town of sparta, tn..... funny to me it sounds like they all set this kid up. Hell if you walked in a saw a 18yr old beating the hell out of his mother, blood everywhere screaming he was going to rape her and hitting her in the face with his di*k would u just sit and watch or would u try and do something? you tell m that
Robert Greenwood May 13, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Obviously Jean, you "think" you know all the facts, but you don't. I on the other hand do.The things your saying the 18 year old did, were all excuses made up by Amie and the boys mother and never happened. It's a piss poor way of trying to make it sound like torturing him was better than kicking him out. And your buddy didn't have to join in on the torturing. He knows right from wrong and he has a mind of his own and could of said no. Go ahead and keep telling yourself your buddy is innocent. And then tell him that in 15 to 20 years (hopefully more) because he WILL be found guilty.
Akc May 28, 2013 at 02:44 PM
FYI I use to live in those condos and for screaming and yelling to be going on with him "beating his mother" would have been heard because the walls are paper thin. This whole situation is disgusting and for anyone to defend monsters like them are a sad excuse of a human. As a parent it is your job to provide and protect your children... Actually it's anyone's job to do the right thing and stop child abuse if they see it going on. He might be out of that house but he will sadly never live a normal life of love, caring and trust because of these sick people. Next time they should pick on someone their own size!

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