Most parents wouldn’t think twice about protecting their kids from a child molester. Lakeshia Richmond of Memphis is no different. The mother of two young boys was arrested and faces aggravated assault charges after beating Tony Massey with a bat.

One of Richmond’s son told her that Massey, who is a baseball coach, touched him and other kids inappropriately.

After seeing Massey walking down the street, Richmond grabbed her bat and began swinging at him. Massey was found bleeding with severe wounds to the head and face.

According to reports, Richmond said, “When I see him, I see my kids being hurt and that’s all I see.”

Massey remains in the hospital and is currently being investigated for child molestation.

Share your thoughts. Did Lakeshia Richmond do the right thing by attacking the person who allegedly molested her son, or should she have let the law handle the situation?

A.R. Shaw

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