From Court Affadavit of Probable Cause
A Hardy woman was arrested in Salem on Oct. 5, after Salem Police Chief Shad Overman recieved a call from the Department of Human Services Supervisor advising him of a confirmed child abuse case in the city. London Bynum, 32, was arrested after Overman met with the victim and determined probable cause existed to arrest the woman. The eight year old female victim met with Chief Overman on Oct. 4 and told him Bynum had kicked her in the stomach, leg and head, leaving a large knot and scab on her head and severe bruising to her abdomen area.
A juvenile male witness said Bynum became enraged with the child and began kicking her in the stomach after she accidentally wet her pants. After the child hit the floor, she began kicking her in the head. All four minor children in the home said Bynum slaps, hits, and kicks the female children, but doesn’t get physical with the male children.
She was arrested and later charged with the Class C Felony, Second Degree Domestic Battery on a Child less than 12 years old. The range of punishment for the crime is an up to $10,000 fine and from three to ten years in the penitentary. Proscuting Attorney Dwayne Plumlee promptly filed the criminal charges against Bynum on Oct. 6.
Bynum, whose address is listed as Spring Street in Hardy, posted a $20,000 professional bond in the case with T-Gard Bail Bonds agent Mary Jo Morris on Oct. 6. She is due in Fulton County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on Oct. 16 in the case.