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Man accused of locking child in basement surrenders to Police

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GWINNETT CO., GA (WALB) -

Former Georgia Tech football star and one-time Atlanta Falcon Recardo Wimbush has turned himself in to Police, after being accused of holding a 13-year-old boy captive for months, reports WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Wimbush turned himself in Friday afternoon. He is a native of Blakely, in Early County.

Police issued warrants for Wimbush and his wife, after investigators said a thirteen-year-old was locked in a room in the family's basement for more than a year, while nine other children were allowed to move around freely upstairs.

They charged 33-year-old Wimbush and his 37-year-old wife Therian with cruelty to children in the first degree and false imprisonment.

Wimbush's wife is also expected to turn herself in to authorities. According to warrant documents, the two have until midnight Friday to comply.

Wimbush, was a former Georgia Tech linebacker from 1999 to 2002 and was the team captain his senior year, the same year he was a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection.

According to his Linked-In profile, Wimbush's latest employer is Norfolk Southern.

He also worked as a personal trainer for two years until 2010.

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