Titusville mother abused twin children over homework, police say

26-year-old charged with aggravated child abuse

By Justin Warmoth - Anchor

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A Titusville woman was arrested on aggravated child abuse charges for allegedly abusing her fraternal twin children, arrest documents show.

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Police say Victoria Williams, 26, hit her 7-year-old boy and girl in the head with a belt and slammed their heads onto a table because they didn't get a homework problem correct.

Williams posted bond and was released from jail Tuesday and Local 6 went by her Titusville apartment Wednesday but all she said was, "No questions."

According to the arrest report, the boy had abrasions and contusions on his face and head. Police say when they asked him what happened, he said he was holding a pencil when his mother pushed his head against the table.

The blow forced him into the sharp lead tip of the pencil and left cuts on his face, documents show.

According to the arrest report, the father of the twins called police when he noticed his kids had "injuries consistent with excessive corporal punishment."

Police tell Local 6 the 7-year-olds didn't go to school Friday because of the swelling on their faces. However, they were told by Williams not to tell anyone about how they sustained the injuries, if anyone asked.

The news outraged some mothers in the apartment complex. "I have a 4-year-old, I have a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old, and oh my gosh, I cannot see myself doing that to my children," said a mother of three.

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Local 6 has learned the two kids are doing OK and staying with their father until the Department of Children and Families finishes its investigation.

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