Grandmother accused of dressing as witch to abuse child
OKLAHOMA CITY — A woman in Oklahoma City has been arrested on some bizarre claims of child abuse, KFOR reports.
Officers were called to a home after the alleged suspect tried to take the victim to a local hospital.
According to the police affidavit, 49-year-old Geneva Robinson told employees at the hospital that she could not control the girl anymore.
The 7-year-old child looked to be malnourished and had numerous burns and bruises across her body, police said.
The victims ankles had cuts that were infected and marks on her wrists consistent with possibly being bound.
The 7-year-old girl told authorities that Robinson, her grandmother, would dress up as a witch and abuse her.
The girl told a DHS worker that Robinson would wear a green mask, take her to the garage, bind her wrists at night and make her sleep on a pair of pants because “she was in trouble.”
The child said the witch’s name is “Nelda.”
“Nelda” would allegedly “take a pink dog leash and hang the victim in the middle of the garage underneath her arms” and tell the girl “the creatures in the attic were going to come get her.”
Several neighbors said they had never seen any bizarre behavior from the alleged suspect and expressed doubt that the claims were true.
Joshua, who refused to give his last name, actually lives in the home with the suspect and said the alleged victim was a “troubled child.”
Police say what they found inside the home seems to back up the victim’s story.
Robinson was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a $10,000 bond.
All four young kids who live in the home were placed in protective custody.