Former DFCS employee pleads guilty to child abuse allegations

Sharonika Wimberly (WRDW-TV)
Sharonika Wimberly (WRDW-TV)
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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A former supervisor for the Division of Family and Children Services entered a guilty plea to family violence/battery on Thursday.

The Clerk of Court's Office says 34-year-old Sharonika Wimberly was sentenced to 12 months of probation and a $500 fine.

Wimberly allegedly beat her daughter with a broomstick for going over her cellphone minutes on Nov. 12.

Teachers at Richmond Academy reported seeing bruises on the 15-year-old's body. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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