A father has been found guilty of wounding his two children by putting pins through their tongues and lips.
It was alleged the father told the boys he inflicted the injuries because God had his tongue cut off in the Bible.
At the 10-week trial, the jury was told the father would put clothes pegs on the children's lips and tongues.
The court also heard he cut their mouths with scalpel blades.
He was also accused of pressing the tongue of one of the children with sharp pliers until it bled and swelled.
It was alleged he would then stitch up the wounds with a medical kit.
The jury heard the mother of the boys would watch, or turn a blind eye, as their father carried out the attacks at their home.
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