Saturday, February 13, 2010
Man Charged with Abusing Ex-Girlfriend's Son
An Augusta man's been charged with abusing his ex-girlfriend's son when she allowed him to take the boy for overnight visits, a sheriff's report states.
James Mims, 32, of Augusta, has been arrested on a charge of cruelty to children.
The victim's mother told authorities that Mr. Mims whipped the boy and left bruises and marks on the left side of his face, left arm and left leg. "The skin around the areas were broken and some bleeding was also present," a report states.
In the report, Mr. Mims was described as "an old boyfriend and had been picking up the victim and keeping him overnight from time to time." The incident occurred between Feb. 5 and 6.