Couple faces child cruelty charges

A Grovetown couple is facing child cruelty charges in connection with the brutal beating of their 10-year-old son.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to Euchee Creek Elementary School on Wednesday after the boy complained to school officials that his stepfather beat him with an electrical cord for failing to bring home his homework.

The school nurse examined the child and found lacerations on his arms, legs, back and buttocks. The boy was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.

Sheriff’s officers charged his stepfather, Wilford E. Petersen Jr., 57, and mother, Shavoya T. Davis, 25, of 5429 Wrightsboro Road, with cruelty to children. They were being held Friday without bond at the Columbia County Detention Center. The boy was turned over to the Department of Family and Children Services.



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