Burnie Fraim, 42, and Jessica Benales, 24, were officially charged this week with endangering the welfare of a child for an attack by pet ferrets on their infant.
Three pet ferrets broke out of a cage on Jan. 22 and devoured part of the 1-month-old girl’s face while it was strapped into a car seat on the floor of the house, police said.
The ferret ate the baby’s nose, lip and cheek. The baby survived after treatment at Children’s Hospital ofPhiladelphia.
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Fraim and Benales, who had four other young children, were reportedly upstairs at the time of the attack.