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Former Georgia Tech Linebacker Accused of Locking His Son in the Basement For Two Years

Recardo Wimbush

Recardo Wimbush, a former Georgia Tech linebacker who was a team captain during his senior season in 2002, was charged with “cruelty to children” for locking his oldest son in the basement for two years. Wimbush’s wife was also charged. The pair is expected to turn themselves in to police today. From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“The victim had been confined to the room for most of the past two years and a lock had been added to the victim’s room in January 2013,” Smith said. “The victim had no access to books, toys, entertainment devices, or his siblings.”

Social workers discovered the boy was being confined to a small room that locked from the outside; it contained a bare box springs and mattress and “a large plastic jar, which was apparently used as a toilet.”

Wimbush met his wife at Georgia Tech. She was a tutor. The couple has nine other children. According to detectives, none of the Wimbush’s 10 children attend public school. [via AJC]

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