Lakeshia Richmond has been released on $10,000 bond after beating a little league football coach with a baseball bat.
Lakeshia, 27, confessed to taking the law into her own hands after her sons, ages 8 and 9, revealed to her that their coach, a man named Tony Massey, had groped both boys, according to TheGrio.com.
Within an hour of learning about Tony’s alleged misdeeds, Lakeshia found the coach walking by himself and chased after him with a baseball bat that she had retrieved from the trunk of her car.
Lakeshia later told WREG-TV, “When I see him, I see my kids being hurt and that’s all I see.”
At a media conference held later, Lakeshia said that during the beating Tony first denied doing anything but then immediately began apologizing, to which she asked, “If you didn’t do it then why are you saying you’re sorry? What are you sorry for?”
According to Lakeshia’s sons, Tony had inappropriately touched other boys on the team as well.
It is not clear at the moment what charges Lakeshia will face. According to some reports, she may be charged with aggravated assault, but in light of the recent situation with Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University, if the allegations against Tony turn out to be true, chances are Lakeshia will be hailed as a hero for putting a stop to sexual crimes against minors that could have gone on for years.
Tony reportedly remains in serious condition.
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