Ex-GA Tech football player allegedly locked child in room for 2 years

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 4:39pm

Atlanta (WGCL) -- CBS46 has learned that a former Georgia Tech football player will turn himself into police after he allegedly locked his 13-year-old child in a room for most of the past two years.

According to a news release from Gwinnett County police, the child was confined to the room without books, toys or entertainment, and did not attend school or any other activities.

The release also mentioned the child did not have access to his nine other siblings.

The child's parents, Recardo and Therian Wimbush, were initially allowed to keep the victim, along with their other children, when the Department of Family and Children Services first made their visit on June 16.

A hearing was later held on June 19, which is when a judge placed all the kids in DFCS custody.

After an investigation that showed the incident to be more severe, both parents were charged with cruelty to children and false imprisonment.

Police said the parents are expected to turn themselves into police Friday.

The father, Recardo Wimbush, played linebacker for Georgia Tech.

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