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Two More Arrested for Abuse of GA Child

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Alice Herrington, 41

More arrests in Bacon County
Child Abuse case

August 26, 2016
BACON COUNTY, GA  –  The day after arresting the mother, Alma Police arrested two more people for the severe abuse of a 21-month-old girl.

Alma Police say 41-year-old Alice Herrington

of Alma is facing one count of party to a crime for failing to notify law enforcement.

A 16-year-old male is facing battery, aggravated assault, and cruelty to children charges.  He’s being held in the juvenile detention center in Waycross.

Police are also asking one of the mother’s charges of Battery to be upgraded to Aggravated Battery.

Read more about the original arrest of the mother, Sarah Staten, here.

Police say more charges could be filed once a thorough evaluation of Staten’s two other children is performed.

Georgia Mother Charged With Battery, Cruelty

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Sarah Staten, 22

Pregnant mother arrested for critically
injuring infant daughter in Alma

August 25, 2016
ALMA, GA  –  Alma Police are investigating a case of child cruelty after a 21-month-old was taken to the hospital with severe bruising over her entire body.

The infant was taken to Bacon County Hospital, before being transported to Memorial in Savannah on August 24th.  Surgery was performed to remove one the infant’s organs.  She remains in critical condition.

The mother, 22-year-old Sarah Staten, who is 35 weeks pregnant, was taken into custody.

Staten has two other children, both under the age of 4, who were taken into protective custody by the Division of Family and Children Services.

Staten, who is not a Bacon County native, is charged with three counts of Battery and three counts of cruelty to children in the 1st degree.