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Monday, 02 October 2017 15:23

Man Convicted of Abusing His Young Children

Sharp Sharp
Oct. 2, 2017 – A Frayser man has been convicted of abusing his young son and three daughters, including one who was hung upside down from a door and beaten with a belt, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Monday.
Defendant Sharrad Sharp, 34, was convicted on multiple felony counts, including aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of aggravated assault.
His bond was revoked Friday following his conviction in Criminal Court where he will be sentenced Nov. 2 by Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett. Sharp is facing more than 40 years and will be placed on the Violent Sex Offender Registry List for life.
The girls were ages 4, 6 and 8 when the physical and sexual abuse began in July of 2011. Their brother was born a year later. The abuse continued to March of 2014.
Investigators said Sharp hung an 8-year-old daughter upside down from a door by her fit and struck her numerous times with a belt. He often struck his other children with his hands or fists, leaving visible bruises on the children, and grabbed them by their necks and threw them across the room.
Sharp also sexually abused the girls, sometimes by fondling one of them.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Sarah Poe and Gavin Smith.