Mom of Florida bullying suspect accused of pummeling 2 kids

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Published on Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:44

Written by Michael Winter

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The stepmother of a Florida girl charged with bullying a teen who later committed suicide was arrested Friday for allegedly punching two youths who were fighting in her home this summer as other children watched.

 

Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, Fla., was charged Friday with two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect for an altercation in July, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department said. One A witness posted a cellphone video to Facebook on Thursday, and the sheriff received several tips.

 

Her arrest is unrelated to the Sept. 10 suicide of Rebecca Sedwick. Vosburg’s 14-year-old step-daughter and a 12-year-old friend were charged Monday with felony stalking over the alleged bullying and harassment that led the teen to take her life.

 

The alleged assault occurred when Vosburg intervened to break up a fight between two youths in a bedroom of her home. The video shows six youths, ages 9 to 14.

 

According to the sheriff’s news release:

 

Vosburg admitted that she is the woman in the video, and admitted to punching one of the juveniles in the face with a fist and punching the second juvenile several …

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