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Mother scrubs 12-year-old son’s eyes with steel wool for using eye makeup

By Mason White 11:41 AM December 6, 2015
Veridiana Erbskorn 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A boy suffered blurred vision and may suffer permanent damage to his eyes after his mother scrubbed it with steel wool.

Veridiana Erbskorn of Georgia, became angry after her son dyed his hair red, and began wearing a leather jacket and eye makeup.

The 47-year-old woman said that she used the steel wool to remove makeup from the face and eyes of her 12-year-old son.

The victim’s brother called emergency workers because he was injured. The boy was taken to the Piedmont Newnan Hospital, where medical staff discovered soap on the boy’s face and eyes. The boy also had blurred vision and a scratched eyeball.

Police were called to the hospital, where they found blue soap from the Brillo pads on his right eye socket, according to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Col. James Yarbrough.

The mother was arrested and taken to the Coweta County Jail on charges of child cruelty, reckless conduct and battery. The Georgia Department of Family and Children Services was notified of the incident.