HCSO: 7-year-old disabled boy severely beaten, tortured by mom, her girlfriend
HOUSTON—A 7-year-old disabled boy allegedly suffered unimaginable torture at the hands of his mother and her girlfriend, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
The boy’s mother, 26-year-old Lacresha Lychelle Williams and another woman, 36-year-old Shontrell Green Young were charged with injury to a disabled individual.
Investigators say Williams and Young abused the boy over an extended period of time.
Authorities found out about the alleged abuse after the boy arrived to school on January 7 with his hands cut and full of blood. The boy told the school counselor and school nurse that his mother’s girlfriend cut his fingers with a yellow knife while cutting tape off of his hands. The administrators asked why there was tape around his hands, but the child could not elaborate.
The school nurse said the boy’s fingers were bleeding so profusely that they had to be bandaged several times. The child also told them that if he urinated on himself during the night, he would be forced to wear the soiled clothing to school the next day, documents state.
Administrators said that the child was always hungry at school and would always steal food from his classmates, teacher and the cafeteria.
When the child and his siblings were taken to Texas Children’s Hospital for an assessment, he told them he was pushed down and dragged across the garage. He also said he was constantly “whooped” and did not receive food as punishment.
According to a physician’s statement, the child exhibited severe blunt trauma to his face and back, and had multiple abrasions throughout his body in various stages of healing. The child had multiple extensive scars and scratches over his back, face, neck, arms, stomach and legs, according to court documents.
The boy suffered abdominal distension and elevated belly labs indicative of chronic abuse. The physician’s statement suggested the child could have suffered permanent physical damage or death resulting from failure to obtain immediate medical treatment.
Doctors said the child had been severely abused, tortured and neglected.
Both women were arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail.