A Virginia mother reached her boiling point with her 12-year-old son after the boy reportedly exposed himself to his 4-year-old sister.
Kimberlyn Williams told WTKR she feels unsafe in her own home because of her son and is willing to go to jail if that’s what it takes to get him the help he needs.
“I am his mother and I do love him, but he’s dangerous,” Williams said. “I have been hit, bit, kicked. He has threatened to stab children at school, to kill them. He has these outbursts.”
The breaking point came a week ago, when Williams came home and says she saw the boy engaging in some disturbing and inappropriate activity with his younger sister.
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“When I went in, I found him exposing himself to her and trying to coerce her to touch him,” Williams said.
Williams called the police and the boy was sent to the Riverside Behavioral Health Center in Hampton.
“It’s not a case of us not trying to get him help,” Williams said. “This is not an isolated incident. It’s been a gantlet of doctors and medications and diagnoses.”
The boy was set to be released Feb. 5, but Williams said she doesn’t want him in the house because she is concerned about the safety of her other two children.
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"How do I explain to them, 'stay away from your brother, he's dangerous,'" Williams said. "I think eventually it would be catastrophic. I think eventually he would do something that is going to seriously harm someone."
Child Protective Services told Williams that if she refuses to take him, she will face criminal charges of child abandonment and the boy will be sent to a 24-hour supervision residential facility.
“I want something to get done,” Williams continued. “I don’t want it to be you take this one and you risk your other children’s health and safety or you go to jail. There has to be a better way.”
Williams said that she is willing to face the consequences to get her son the help he needs.
“Nobody wants to talk about this,” Williams said. “It’s something we would certainly consider a private family issue, but along those lines maybe it can help other people.”