Child struck with PVC pipe as punishment, authorities say

From left to right: Susan Richburg, 52, and Tennie L. Richburg, Sr., 57

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a child was struck with a PVC pipe.

Susan Richburg, 52 and Tennie L. Richburg Sr., 57 were arrested on June 30, 2016. The pair faces two counts each of unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.

Authorities say between January, 1 2015 and March 23, 2016, a 14-year-old male was struck on multiple occasions as punishment at a home on Wheelwright Court.

We’re told a medical exam revealed the child had marks, and bruises as a result of the attack.

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