Fort Myers preschool director arrested for child abuse

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Cape Coral Police say the director of Dunbar Christian Preschool severely abused her foster child.

WINK News went to Teresa Robinson’s home to get her side of the story.

According to her newly released arrest report, Robinson beat her 11-year-old foster daughter with a belt. The child told investigators, “Robinson hit her because she wrote a bad word at school that day and was in trouble.”

The report also said “Robinson “whooped” her  and she was hit with a belt multiple times while in her underwear.”

Police said a medical professional examined the girl and found her injuries were too numerous to count. Officials say it’s a case of severe child physical abuse.

The WINK News Night Beat dug into our archives and found, we actually interviewed Robinson two years ago when crooks stole Christmas presents from the preschool’s gift exchange. Here’s what Robinson said about the kids she cared for:

“I call all my students my babies.  They took from my babies.  Like I said, that’s the heart wrenching part about it.”

The Department of Children and Families tells WINK News the 11-year-old girl is in the care of another foster family and Robinson is being investigated by DCF.

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