Mother and Boyfriend Arrested For Child Abuse
April 22, 2008
On Monday, April 21, 2008, Mesa Police arrested and booked
Brandy R. Williams, 27, and Shaun L. Simpson, 28, for child
On April 16, 2008 Brandy Williams' 8-year-old daughter was
suspended from school. When Williams found out about the
suspension, she told her daughter to bend over because she was
going to hit her on the buttocks. Williams folded a belt and hit
her daughter 12 times on the buttocks and upper leg area.
Bruises and discoloration were seen on the victim. Williams'
boyfriends, Shaun Simpson, said Williams told him she felt bad
for hitting the victim hard. Simpson stated when he attempted to
check for any bruising on the victim, she began to kick and push
away. He further stated he only wanted to turn her over and
check for bruising, but instead he threw her against the wall
causing there to be a hole in the wall.
On Saturday, April 19, 2008, the 8-year-old victim reported that
her mother hit her on the head with a hanger and sat on her
head. Williams denied hitting the victim with a hanger this past
Saturday; however, she did hit her with a small plastic hanger
approximately two weeks ago and sat on her to restrict her
The victim is currently in child protective custody.