Flavaine Carvalho Wiki – Flavaine Carvalho Bio
Flavaine Carvalho is a Orlando Waitress. Police say she saved a victim of child abuse after she noticed bruising on a boy’s face and arms and took action.
Carvalho spoke during a police press conference on Thursday, January 14, and said she was working at Mrs. Potato Restaurant on South Kirkman Road in Orlando during her day off on New Year’s Day when the incident occurred.
Her age is unclear.
Flavaine Carvalho Saves Boy From Abuse
According to a post by the Orlando Police Department, Carvalho said she saw a “family withholding￼ food from an 11-year-old boy” in the restaurant.
She said she saw “bruises on his body” and made a sign asking “Do you need help?” She secretly showed the sign to the boy from where his family members couldn’t see and said he nodded. At that point, Carvalho called the authorities, police said.
The boy’s stepfather and mother were arrested by the Orlando Police Department, the Facebook post stated.
The boy’s stepfather, Wilson, was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree child abuse. He was again arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated child abuse and child neglect, Detective Erin Lawler with the Orlando Police Department’s Special Victims Unit reported during a press conference.
The child’s mother, identified as Kristen Swann, told investigators she knew about the abuse but did not seek medical assistance, Lawler said. She was also arrested and charged with two counts of child neglect.
Police described during a press conference that the boy suffered horrific abuse. The boy, who was underweight, told officers “ratchet straps were tied around his ankles and neck, and he was hung upside down from a door,” Lawler reported from the press conference.
“He said he was hit with a wooden broom, and handcuffed and tied to a large moving dolly. He also said he didn’t get to eat on a regular basis as punishment.”
Lawler became emotional as she described what had happened. She said, “If Ms. Carvalho would not have said something when she saw it, that little boy would probably not be with us, much longer.”
The 11-year-old boy and the couple’s 4-year-old child were removed from the home and placed in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.