Roswell Grandmother Charged with Child Abuse
Roswell Police say Lorraine Grant allegedly abused and sexually assaulted her three-year-old granddaughter.
A Roswell grandmother, Lorraine Grant, turned herself into Roswell Police yesterday, Monday, June 27, after charges of child abuse, including sexual battery, were leveled at her.
The alleged abuse goes back to April when Grant visited California and agreed to bring her three-year-old granddaughter back to Roswell with her for several weeks. However, the child's mother, Mariah Williams, told police that Grant refused to return the girl to her. In attempt to take back her child, Williams flew out to Atlanta last Friday, June 24.
She called East Pointe Police from the Westin hotel where she was staying near the airport after the child complained of pain and Williams could see what appeared to be burns and/or abrasions on her body. The girl was transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for medical evaluation, which yielded signs of abuse.
The case was turned over to Roswell Police since the alleged abuse occurred within the city.
Roswell Police Department Spokesman James McGee told Roswell Patch the child may also have some broken bones. He couldn't say where the sexual battery charge comes from or what police suspect may have occurred while the child was under Grant's care.
Grant, turned herself into the Roswell Police Department yesterday, Monday June 27, and has since been turned over to the Fulton County Jail. She is formally charged with cruelty to children, aggravated battery, sexual battery and aggravated assault.