A Macon man accused of beating several children and poking their bodies with scissors was indicted Tuesday. A woman, who allegedly harmed the kids and failed to protect them, was also indicted.
Victor Carl Kendrick, in his early 40s, and Angel Foskey Kendrick are charged with 21 counts of cruelty to children in connection with alleged mental and physical abuse of four children between October 2012 and July 2014.
Victor Kendrick inflicted “cruel and excessive” pain by poking their bodies with scissors, according to the indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court. He also is accused of beating the children with various objects including a stick and a paddle.
The indictment said he forced the children to “hold books while punching” them and, in some cases, while hitting them with a belt.
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It wasn’t clear in the indictment what the Kendricks’ connection to the children was or why the children may have been in their care.
Victor Kendrick also is accused of breaking the arm of a fifth child in June 2013.
Angel Foskey Kendrick is accused of hurting four of the children by “throwing and slamming” each of them against a wall, the indictment noted.
She is also charged with failing to protect the children from abuse by Victor Kendrick and failing to intervene and stop the abuse.