February 05, 2012
Oceola Township, MI (The Weekly Vice) - Sara Rae Walters, a 43-year-old Michigan woman was jailed Friday after she allegedly tortured her 3-year-old grandson, causing more than 60 injuries.
According to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, an investigation began back in October after a 3-year-old boy arrived at University of Michigan Hospital and was admitted to its intensive care unit.
Investigators say doctors found more than 60 injuries on the child including subdural hematoma (bleeding on the brain), damage to the child's penis, evidence of rectal penetration, and a core body temperature of just 88 degrees.
Police believe the child's temperature was low because he was forced to endure ice cold baths, in addition to various physical abuse.
Detectives say Walters, who is the boy's step-grandmother, stated that the boy's injuries occurred when he "fell down," however doctors determined that the child's injuries were inconsistent with the Walters' explanation.
Doctors concluded that the child's injuries were a result of continuous abuse and torture.
Detectives with the Sheriff's Office explained that the investigation took several months because there were a number of people living in the same residence at the time, and no one with cooperative with them. Walters had custody of the boy and his twin brother at the time.
Walters was booked into the Livingston County Jail and charged with first-degree child abuse and torture. Her bond has been set at $200,000.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 9:32:00 PM
Sara Walters - Charged With Torturing Grandson