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UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Couple Accused Of Beating 10-Year-Old Child

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Mug shots of Shavoya Tanisha Davis and Wilford Peterson (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office) Mug shots of Shavoya Tanisha Davis and Wilford Peterson (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
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***UPDATED at 6:04 P.M. on Thursday, December 5th***

We have new information on a developing story out of Grovetown.

Two people are charged in the alleged beating of a 10-year-old boy.

Wilford Petersen, 57, and Shavoya Tanisha Davis, 25, are both charged in the beating. Petersen is charged with Aggravated Battery, and Davis is charged with Cruelty to Children

According to an incident report from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the boy told an adult at Euchee Creek Elementary School that Peterson, who is identified as his stepfather, beat him with an electrical cord from a lamp after he did not bring his homework home.

Investigators say Davis is accused of watching the beating.

After being checked out by the school nurse, the boy was taken to the hospital. He is now in the custody of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS).

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***POSTED at 11:24 A.M. on Thursday, December 5th***

The parents of a Euchee Creek Elementary School student are accused of Aggravated Battery along with Cruelty To Children.

The couple is identified as 25-year-old Shavoya Tanisha Davis and 57-year-old Wilford Peterson. They are currently behind bars in Columbia County for allegedly beating their 10-year-old son with an electrical cord from a lamp when he didn't bring home his homework.

The school nurse reported the incident after the student came to school with several bruises and lacerations on his arms, legs, back and buttocks.

According to the nurse, several of the lacerations were healing over and others appeared to have been recently made.

The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment and further examination.

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