Ga. grandmother accused of beating, molesting 3 year old grandchild www.privateofficer.com
ROSWELL, Ga. June 29 2011– A Roswell grandmother is in the Fulton County Jail after, police said, she beat and sexually assaulted a grandchild.
Lorraine Grant, 41, faces child cruelty and other charges.
Investigators said the 3-year-old girl had been visiting Grant from California and suffered cracked ribs, bruises, and burns to her body during the stay.
Lt. James McGee told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik the girl’s mother flew to Atlanta last weekend to pick up the girl after Grant, who is her mother-in-law, stopped returning calls.
McGee said she noticed the burns and bruises and contacted East Point police, because she had been staying in a hotel near the airport. Medical workers took the girl to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where X-rays revealed broken ribs, said McGee.
McGee said Roswell officers raided Grant’s Treeridge Parkway apartment Sunday looking for evidence but couldn’t find Grant. He said she turned herself in to police late Monday afternoon.
Petchenik spoke to neighbors, who said they heard Grant cursing at the girl and two other boys living in the home. McGee said DFACS took the two boys into custody and were investigating whether they’d also been abused