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Newark Teacher Conducting Virtual Learning Class Observes Child Tied in Chains

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police officials are reporting the arrest of Ms. Wanser E. Brown, 66, of Newark, for an incident of child endangerment yesterday.


Just after 10:10 a.m., police responded to a residence in the 500 block of Clinton Avenue on a wellness check of a 12-year-old student where a teacher at the South 17th Street School in Newark reportedly saw the boy chained up while on Webex, witnesses told RLS Media.   

Newark Officials said responding officers located the boy confined to a bedroom and tethered to a fan by chains and padlocks.


The boy, a foster child in the care of Brown, was transported to University Hospital for evaluation, officials said.   

He was subsequently released to the custody of the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency.


Brown faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Residents pm the block told RLS Media that Brown just moved to the area from NYC. They believe that the boy had been tied of for weeks. 

This incident remains under investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Newark Police Division and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.