Stephanie Sebby-Strempel pleads guilty: White Summerville, South Carolina woman pleads guilty to assaulting black teen boy, Darshaun RocQuemore Simmons.
A white Summerville, South Carolina woman has pled guilty to assaulting a black teenage boy after she was caught on camera hitting him at a community swimming pool and telling him to leave.
Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, aka ‘Pool Patrol Paula’ pleaded guilty on Monday over the incident involving 15-year-old teen, Darshaun RocQuemore Simmons at a Summerville pool back in June.
She was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for her assault and battery guilty plea the Charlotte Observer reported.
The victim had told police he was hanging with a group of friends at the Dorchester community pool when Sebby-Strempel approached them.
At the time- the youth had been invited to use the community pool by a family friend he’d been staying with.
Sebby-Strempel told the teen and his friends that they didn’t belong- while demanding they immediately leave the pool.
The teenager told police that he and his friends were leaving when Sebby-Strempel began yelling racial slurs at them.
He said she also hit him in the face and chest.
Stephanie Sebby-Strempel pleads guilty: ‘These are the three numbers I can dial’.
Cellphone footage shot by the teenager showed Sebby-Strempel yelling and repeatedly hitting Simmons.
The video of her harassing the boys was posted online with Sebby-Strempel soon after deemed ‘Pool Patrol Paula’ by social media users.
‘There are three numbers I can dial – 9-1-1,’ Sebby-Strempel was filmed telling the boys.
She was also filmed calling them ‘little punks’ and repeatedly screaming ‘get out’ as she followed them outside of the pool.
Authorities said Sebby-Strempel later resisted arrest when detectives arrived.
She was accused of shoving one detective into a wall and biting another hard enough to break the skin.
Victim’s mother: ‘….our children are being used as an example,’
The boy’s mother, Deanna RocQuemore, praised her son for the amount of restraint he used following his ‘interaction’ with Sebby-Strempel.
‘My son did the right thing regardless of what may have been verbally said by anyone else, my child was assaulted three times,’ RocQuemore told ABCNews4.
RocQuemore said the incident was racially motivated.
‘This needs to be used as an example the same way that our children are being used as an example,’ RocQuemore said at the time.
The victim’s family were in court on Monday but did not comment publicly about Sebby-Strempel’s guilty plea.
Sebby-Strempel had other charges, possibly related to the officer assault, dismissed on Monday.
Summerville (racist) white woman arrested hitting black teen, demanding he leave pool