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Williamsburg, VA (WTKR) -- Kimberlyn Williams feels unsafe in her own home because of her 12-year-old son. She says he's so dangerous that she is prepared to face jail time to keep him out of the house, to not only protect herself, but her two younger children.

"I am his mother and I do love him, but he`s dangerous. I've been hit, bit, kicked. He has threatened to stab children at school, to kill them. He has these outbursts," Williams says.

Williams says her son is now at a behavioral center. He was put there after Williams called police last week because of what she says she witnessed between her son and four-year-old daughter.

"When I went in, I found him exposing himself to her and trying to coerce her to touch him," Williams says.

Williams says that was the final straw after years of violent and inappropriate behavior, and years of trying to get him the help he needs.

"It`s not a case of us not trying to get him help. This is not an isolated incident. It's been a gauntlet of doctors and medications and diagnoses," Williams said.

Her son is set to be released Thursday, February 5th, but Williams does not want to bring him home.

"If I do not show up to get him, I will face criminal charges or child abandonment," Williams says.

Williams says Child Protective Services told her if she refuses to take him, her son would be placed in a 24-hour supervision residential facility — something she's wanted all along. She says it would take police arresting her to get her wish.

"I want something to get done. I don`t want it to be you take this one and you risk your other children's health and safety or you go to jail. There has to be a better way," Williams says.

To get her son the help he needs, Williams says she's prepared to face the consequences.

"Nobody wants to talk about this. It`s something we would certainly consider a private family issue, but along those lines maybe it can help other people," Williams says.

8 comments

  • barton

    See now heres a kid that is going to do really bad things and our system won’t do anything until he does,so sad for the mother who’s been warning the right people and nothing is done

  • mariann

    Kimberlyn, you are a good mother. You have tried to get your son the help he needs to no avail. A good mother will do anything to see that her child gets the proper help they need, even if the system doesn’t. I went through a simular story with my youngest son as young as 5yrs old. He was violent and very strong willed and didn’t like the word no! I raised two other sons before him so I had the experience raising as you would say a normal child without behavior problems. It took him coming after me with a baseball bat to get the insurance co. and the Dr.s to do anything! He got and we got the much needed help we to understand and cope with the problem. I am glad to say he is an educated college graduate, owns his own home and is the most respectful and hard working young man that I know! He is popular and funny and has many friends and is very loyal to his job and family. We are so proud of him. If we didn’t get him help many years ago I fear to think of what he would of turned out to be.

  • jessica

    I feel really bad for this mom. Her son his suffering and she can not get any help for him. I’ll take him into my home and treat him as if he is my child. I feel bad for this kid.

  • kathy

    Can’t parents surrender their kids to DHR? Or commit them Anymore? And I certainly don’t blame her, the powers that be should remember Sandy hook!

  • WiWoman

    My ex-husband and I are in a similar situation. My adopted son is 16 years old he is currently in Rawhide because he tried to stab my ex-husband. He has had behavioral issues since the day we got him at 4 years old. I begged the state for help all I was ever told was he has to hurt himself or someone else. The best part of all of this is that the county where he has been in and out of detention is billing us. Currently our bill is at $7,000 and we will also be getting a bill from Rawhide Boys Ranch. It’s unfair to be expected to pay for services that we have been begging for years to receive for him. If I would have known we would be billed for this I would have never adopted him nor pressed charges against him. I could understand being asked to pay if he did this too someone outside of the family. But he has terrorized us for years, he blames my ex-husband for him being in Rawhide. He takes no responsibility for his actions, Does not obey authority figures, wants to do whatever he wants to when he wants to do it. It’s too bad because he is a very handsome and intelligent young man. Someone did a lot of damage to him before we got him and he has taken his anger out on us. We are afraid of him he is fighting with those in charge at Rawhide and has been in and out of detention. He keeps saying he wants to go back to Rawhide but he is not doing any of the work they are asking him to do. Every time they talk to him about taking responsibility for his actions he goes crazy. He also wants to go back and live with my ex, who is terrified to get him back. But this is how our country takes care of those with mental illness they provide next to no services. God help us if he doesn’t change because not only is my family endanger so is anyone else who does not give him his way.

  • Brit

    Your a great mother. He needs help and they should given it to him along time ago. You have to prtect your babies like mothers do im glad you shared your story itll open eyes to those who shouldnt ignore kids that need that help.

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