Woman whips and punches child to ‘discipline’ her after asking for help with schoolwork

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40-year-old Monalisa Sherley was charged with child abuse after she punched and whipped her stepsister’s daughter with a belt to “discipline” her when she asked for help with her virtual schooling.

On August 27th, officers arrived at 2404 25th Avenue North in response to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a juvenile female who advised police that she had been having difficulty with her online schooling and reached out to family members for help. The minor stated that her step-aunt, Monalisa Sherley, became upset and began to whip her with a belt and punched her.

Monalisa Sherley (MNPD)

The child’s mother was a witness to the incident. Monalisa Sherley claimed that she had been disciplining her step-niece however, the mother told police that she had never given Monalisa permission to discipline her daughter.

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Monalisa Sherley was arrested and charged with child abuse. Her bond was set at $2,500.


Sherley, Monalisa2427512312 24TH AVE N
nashville, TN 37208
Child Abuse – Child 9-17


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