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October 24, 2012 permalink
Georgia DFCS supervisor Sharonika Wesby Wimberly knows how to treat children. When her own daughter overused her cell phone, she beat the girl with a broom handle, putting her in the hospital.
DFCS supervisor charged with child abuse
A regional supervisor for child abuse at the Department of Family and Children Services was arrested Tuesday on a charge of child cruelty in the first degree after she was accused of abusing her daughter.
Sharonika Wesby Wimberly, 34, was arrested after Richmond County investigators were called to Richmond Academy by school authorities. They said Wimberly’s 15-year-old daughter had told them her mother beat her with a broom handle after she had overused her cell phone, sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said.
The teen was taken to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with deep tissue bruising on her arms, Dresser said.
Wimberly was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday night.
Dresser said Wimberly is in charge of Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties for DFCS.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
DEVELOPING ON 6: DFACS Employee Charged With Child Cruelty
Augusta, GA --
A 34-year-old Augusta woman has been charged with one count of Cruelty To Children In The First Degree.
The woman is identified as Sharonika Wesby Wimberly.
According to the incident report, Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Winberly after being notified by Richmond County Board of Education Public Safety officers that Wimberly's 15-year-old daughter was suffering from injuries allegedly inflicted by Wimberly.
The girl's left elbow was severely swollen, according to the incident report, as well as bruising from the girl's left elbow to shoulder.
When the victim was asked about the origins of the injuries, the girl stated that "her mama beat her with a broom stick because she was texting when she wasn't supposed to", according to the incident report. The girl went on to say that "her mama usually just hits her with the belt so there are no marks, but that she just flipped out this time".
According to the incident report, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS), was notified, but they never responded.
It was originally thought the girl had suffered a fractured elbow, but after X-Rays were taken at a local hospital, it was determined she has deep tissue bruising.
WJBF News Channel 6 has confirmed that Wimberly is currently employed by DFACS.
We will continue to follow this story and provide mroe information as it becomes available.
According to another report, when an abuse call was made to child protectors, Wimberly took the call on her on case.