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Granny Charged with Child Abuse

Granny Charged with Child Abuse
Posted January 31st, 2014 @ 6:21am by Ohio News Network

A southeastern Ohio grandmother is accused of abusing and torturing her grandchildren.

Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North says Karen Sharpe of New Straitsville is accused of stuffing a soiled pair of men's underwear in an 11-year-old's mouth on January 19th. She allegedly used tape to make sure the child couldn't spit it out. The child threw up and Sharpe reportedly told her to swallow it.

North added that the alleged abuse was secretly videotaped on a cell phone by another of Sharpe's grandchildren.

Sharpe has been charged with kidnapping and child endangering and remains held on a one million dollar bond the Southern Ohio Regional Jail .


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