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 abuse.

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 movement.

The victim is currently in child protective custody.

photo of Brandy Williams and Shaun Simpson 



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