Mom Of Teen Accused In Bullying Suicide Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Polk County Sheriff

Vivian Vosburg

Friday, October 18, 2013

Florida deputies have arrested the stepmother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Friday that 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg has been booked into the county jail on two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect.

Officials say Vosburg beat a child with her fists in her home as several other children watched.

Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference that one child in the home took a cellphone video of the beating and posted it on Facebook.

Judd says Vosburg is the stepmother of one of two girls charged with felony aggravated stalking earlier in the week. Officials say the girls bullied and harassed 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick before she committed suicide.


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