CHARLOTTE, NC – Shamika Reaves and her boyfriend, Corey McCree, have been arrested after Reaves’ 3-year-old boy was found nearly beaten to death inside a Charlotte hotel room.
Police were called to the Charlotte Express Inn around 3:45 in the morning after Reaves’ boyfriend, McCree, called 911 asking for an ambulance. When police arrived at the scene, they found the boy unconscious and suffering from critical injuries.
The boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition where doctors found he was suffering from severe head trauma and had been sexually assaulted. The boy’s grandmother told reporters that the couple had crushed the boy’s bones and mutilated his genitalia.
“The whole left side of his head is gone. When I look at his private area — his private area — Oh, God,” said Felisha Brown. I haven’t found a published report of this, but I heard a rumor on the radio that the boy’s penis had been chewed on.
Reaves was in tears during her first court appearance as the judge told her she was being charged with felony child abuse. McCree showed no emotion as he was told the same, and that he was also being charged with sexually assaulting the boy.
Brown’s family pleaded with the judge to deny them bond and later vowed to make life as difficult as possible for the couple.
“So if he does recover, pull through, it’s going to be challenging for him. So since you guys wanted to take the life out of him and make it challenging for him, I promise you I’ll never miss a court date, a parole date, no date for them. I’m going to make sure it’s a challenge for them too,” Brown said.
The judge didn’t grant Brown her request for no bond, but did set McCree’s bond at $250,000 and set Reaves’ bond for $100,000. Seeing as if they were previously living in a shithole, I doubt they’re going anywhere anytime soon.
Gwendolyn Lee said she took care of the boy for a year and a half while Reaves was away. She said that in March she reported to police that the boy may have been sexually assaulted, but social workers didn’t keep the boy away from his mother or her boyfriend.Tags: Child Abuse, Corey McCree, Crime, North Carolina, Shamika Reaves