A 50-year-old woman has been imprisoned for burning and disfiguring her own grandaughter.
The girl, whose age has not been released by authorities, was brought to the hospital with severe burns to her face, scalp, and genitals, and doctors also found multiple bruises.
A nurse believes what happened to the girl was not an accident and she would likely remain permanently scarred and disfigured for life.
Gretta Feilâs two grandkids had come for a visit at her house in Boone County, Indiana, asÂ perÂ WRTV.
According to The Department of Child Services, its investigation shows that Feil put her grandchild in a hot shower after she wet herself.
Feil told authorities the injuries were caused by her grandchildâs creams and lotions. She also says other people dragged her over the carpet.
The grandmother was given 12 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, followed by 4 years on probation for 2 counts of aggravated battery.
Special Victimâs Prosecutor Heidi Jennings said:
âThis child suffered horrific abuse. Her physical scars are healing, and we hope that this sentence today helps the healing process for her emotional scars. The evidence suggests that Gretta Feilâs abuse of this child was beginning to escalate.âÂ
âThe Riley Child Protection Team who examined the child stated that often this pattern of abuse, if not stopped early like in this case, can eventually result in the childâs death,âÂ she added,Â accordingÂ to Fox59 News.
âEvery person in this community can help us protect our children,â she said. âWe are thankful to every person who intervened and saved this childâs life, especially the neighbors who did not ignore the childâs cries of distress. They did what we need all persons to do â SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.â
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