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Grandmother forced feces into 2-year-old granddaughter’s mouth

By Mason White 2:44 PM April 26, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A grandmother was arrested, charged, and convicted of domestic violence after stuffing feces into the mouth of her 2-year-old granddaughter, prosecutors in Sierra Leone said.

Now, the Freetown Magistrate’s Court sentenced Mariama Magdalene Sam to a SLL1 million ($228) fine or six months in prison.

According to the police investigation, Sam physically abused her granddaughter and put feces in her mouth when she was living in her home located at 13 Cook Street.

At least four people witnessed the abuse and testified against Sam in court. A medical report also stated that the child had feces in her mouth.

A social worker told the court that when she visited the house, the girl was in poor condition.

The judge ordered that the child should be placed in the custody and care of the Ministry of Social Welfare, until an adoptive parent could be found.