Mother accused of whipping children with belt, extension cord

Lawanda Wilson (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Lawanda Wilson (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

(WMC-TV) – A Mid-South mother of three is behind bars after she admitted to whipping her children as a form of punishment.

A Department of Children Services case worker called police after she found three children had severe lacerations and bruises on their bodies.

The children, who were ages 9, 7, and 6, were interviewed by DCS and Memphis police child abuse investigators.

The kids told police their mother used duct tape on their eyes, mouths, and hands. She then whipped them with an extension cord and a belt.

Investigators recovered a black, braided belt in the home, along with a roll of duct tape they believe were used to abuse the children.

The children were taken to LeBonheur Children's Hospital to be treated for their injuries.

According to an affidavit of complaint, the kids' mother, Lawanda Wilson, admitted to police that she whipped the children.

She is charged with aggravated child abuse.

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