A Frayser man has been convicted of abusing four children, including one who was hung upside down from a door and beaten with a belt.
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.
Prosecutors say three of the children were ages 4, 6, and 8 when the abuse began in July 2011. A fourth child was born in 2012, and the abuse continued for all four until March 2014.
Investigators said Sharp hung the 8-year-old upside down from a door by the child’s feet and struck the child several times with a belt. They say he left visible bruises on the children, and grabbed them by their necks and threw them across the room.
Sharp’s bond was revoked Friday following his conviction in Criminal Court. He will be sentenced Nov. 2, 2017.
Sharp is facing more than 40 years and will be placed on the Violent Sex Offender Registry List for life.