Woman accused of spanking children at learning center

Woman accused of spanking children at learning center
Roberta Dukes

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A woman turned herself into the Florence Police Department on Friday after she was accused of spanking children at a learning center.

Roberta Dukes is charged with five counts of third-degree assault and battery.

She’s accused of taking children into the bathroom at Excellence Learning Center on North Irby Street and spanking them without the consent of the parents.

At the time of the incident, Dukes was employed at the facility. Her employment status at the learning center is not known at this time.

She was taken to the Florence County Detention Center.

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