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Man Charged With Choking Toddler

Posted January 16, 2008

— A Fayetteville man was charged Wednesday with physically abusing a 3-year-old girl, authorities said.

Timothy Jerome Medley Jr., 20, of 223 Canady St., was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $25,000 secured bond.

Investigators said Medley grabbed the girl by the throat and tried to strangle her sometime last Friday. The girl also was struck on the head and shoulders, resulting in bruising, authorities said.

The girl was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and released. Physicians told authorities that visible marks on her face and body indicated abuse.


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  • NCMOMof3 Jan 17, 2008

    Yes, I'm pretty sure this individual was an abused child but to say he didn't know better, well, I just can't agree with. None of us had control over how our lives were when we were children. We do, however, have control over how we choose to live our lives once become adults. To the posters that were questioning whether 20 was an adult or a child, all I have to say is the 3 year olds that I take care of know not to choke someone

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jan 17, 2008

    Well said, dpcallah. I agree...

  • circlecity Jan 17, 2008

    He should be put in jail and never released

  • dpcallah Jan 17, 2008

    Unfortunately, he probably does know how it feels. He was probably treated the same way growing up. He just learned that way.

    I'm not say it's okay or justified, but it'll take a long time for generational problems like this to go away.

    Before I'm called a liberal keep in mind that I think this guy is probably broken mentally with no way to be fixed and shouldn't be let free in public anymore. Once you abuse a child like that, I do NOT think you should be given a second chance.

  • thugsnightmare Jan 17, 2008

    I would take a day in jail if I could be locked up in a cell alone with this guy.

  • likemenow Jan 17, 2008

    RE:"JMcLean====Don't call people stupid. Lets all get along on this GOLO page."...I think he ws saying that this idiot had already been choked (into) stupid....didn't think he was calling the poster stupid

  • jgriffith3792 Jan 17, 2008

    Amazing. Hopefully there is a little jailhouse justice in the future for him - know the judicial system won't give the victim justice.

  • ANGEL+3 Jan 17, 2008

    20, he's a man. give me a break. what does it take to be a man, if he's 18 he can go to war, he's a man, his brain may not be, which I agree on he looks like someone already chocked his brains out, but HE IS A MAN. so take that bull somewhere else..................

  • Clinton Jan 16, 2008

    UFB!! The problem still comes back to babies having babies. These kids THINK they are grown and this just goes to show that they are not grown. They may be a "man" (and I use that term loosely) in age but they are not grown men mentally

  • daisy Jan 16, 2008

    This guy had no business around the child. I hope the little one recovers and is protected from this guy.