A Coweta County woman has been arrested after she allegedly scrubbed her 12-year-old son’s face with a Brillo pad because he was going through what she called a “rock and roll stage.”
Veridiana Pardo Meo Erbskorn, 47, said her son was dressing differently, coloring his hair and wearing a leather jacket, Coweta County Sheriff's Office Lt. Col. James Yarbrough told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.
Erbskorn said she used a steel wool cleaning pad to remove makeup from her son’s face and eyes, Yarbrough said.
A sibling of the boy called the sheriff’s office, and officers found a bar of soap and a Brillo pad with freshly used blue soap inside, Yarbrough said.
Deputies met with the boy and his father at the hospital. They said the boy had the blue soap commonly found in Brillo pads on his right eye socket, cheek, brow and ear. His face was sore to the touch and his vision was blurred. His eyeball was scratched but hospital officials weren’t sure if the damage would be permanent.
Erbskorn was taken to the Coweta County Jail on charges of child cruelty, reckless conduct and battery.
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