A Florida stepfather has been convicted of child abuse after a restaurant employee noticed signs last year and used a surreptitious note to ask a child if he needed help, the state attorney’s office said Monday. Orange County.
A jury found Timothy Lee Wilson, 36, guilty of two counts of false imprisonment of a child under the age of 13, three counts of aggravated child abuse with a weapon, four counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of of child negligence, one said the press release of the state attorney’s office.
An investigation revealed that the boy stayed away from his family in a hotel room used for storage, was regularly deprived of food and drink and was subjected to military-style exercises and other abuses. according to the statement. Officers recovered several items used as weapons against the child, the statement added.