Lynwood W. Gordon, 28, and Lachanta Davis,32, were charged with beating their five children, ages 6 to 12. The family lived in room at the Rodeway Inn in New Castle, Del.
After receiving a complaint from a school social worker about suspected abuse, police investigated. They found that the children were beaten with an electrical cord, hangers and a belt resulting in scars and bruises. The children confirmed the abuse, and Davis admitted to striking the kids as well.
She claimed that her parents hit her with sticks, so she thought nothing of hitting her own children that way. The latest abuse happened after Davis’s daughter blamed her mom for making her miss her school bus. In reaction, Davis hit the child nine times with an extension cord.
Davis is being held at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $50,000 secured bail. Gordon is at Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $56,000 bail. The children are in emergency custody of the Delaware Division of Family Services.
Finally, a school social worker who has their act together to save some kids from abuse. Go Delaware! And I have to hope that emergency custody is better than living in a cheap hotel, too.