Deputy: Video shows foster child being abused, 2 arrested
STURGIS, Ky. (AP) – Two western Kentucky women have been arrested after video surfaced appearing to show them confining an 11-year-old special needs foster child who was struggling to get away.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets that 41-year-old Marsha A. Gray and her 24-year-old daughter Suzanna M. Gray, both of Sturgis, were arrested Wednesday.
Deputy Jason Thomas says an online video shows Suzanna Gray covering the girl’s eyes and pulling her head back as the child screams. Marsha Gray later tries to slap the child.
Authorities say the girl, who wasn’t physically injured and was taken by social services, is Marsha Gray’s foster child.
Investigators believe the video was shot July 7.
Both Grays are charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child under 12. It’s unclear whether they have attorneys.