MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A Frayser man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for physically and sexually abusing four young children for nearly three years.
Sharrad Sharp, 34, was convicted last month on multiple felony counts, including aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of aggravated assault.
Prosecutors say three of the children were 4, 6, and 8-years-old when the abuse began in July 2011. Another child was born a year later, and the abuse continued until March 2014.
Prosecutors say Sharp hung one of the children upside down from a door and beat the child with a belt. They say he also hit the children with his hands and fists, leaving bruises, and would grab them by the neck and throw them across the room.
Sharp was also ordered to be placed on the Violent Sexual Offender Registry for life.