Lorraine Grant has been accused of the unthinkable — beating and sexually molesting her three year old granddaughter. According to WSB-TV, Grant, who lives in Roswell, Ga., faces child cruelty and other charges after the child suffered cracked ribs, bruises and burns to her body during her stay with her grandmother.

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. Source: WSB-TV

This is very, very sick and this woman deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Three years old is awfully young to let a child fly across the country to stay with a relative, who doesn’t seem to be a part of the child’s life to a great extent. Wouldn’t the child miss her mother a lot?