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Roswell grandmother jailed for child abuse
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Roswell grandmother jailed for child abuse

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A Roswell woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of abusing her three-year-old grandchild.

Lorraine Grant, 41, turned herself in to Roswell police. She faces charges of cruelty to children, aggravated battery, sexual battery and aggravated assault.

According to the investigation, Roswell police were dispatched to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston on Saturday, June 25 to look into a child abuse case.

When officers arrived at the emergency room, they met with detectives from the East Point Police Department, who told them that they found the little girl at a Westin Hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

After the child was medically evaluated, East Point police determined that her injuries -- apparent burns and abrasions -- happened in Roswell, according to Lt. James McGee with the Roswell Police Department.

Officers learned that Grant, the child's paternal grandmother, had made an agreement with the girl's mother to bring the child from her home in California to Roswell for a visit.

McGee said the girl's mother, Mariah Williams, told officers that Grant would not return the child at the end of the visit, which forced Williams to fly to Georgia and attempt to bring her daughter home.

Upon being returned to her mother, the child began complaining of pain. Williams called East Point police after discovering her daughter's injuries.

Grant is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail.

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