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Oceola Township Woman Charged With Abuse and Torture of 3-Year-Old Step-Grandson

Police said the 3-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital last year with more than 60 different injuries.

After an extensive three month investigation, an Oceola Township woman was arrested on Friday on charges of 1st Degree Child Abuse and Torture, according to a press release sent out by Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

34-year-old Sara Rae Walters is being held at the Livingston County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

Police said that on Oct. 21, a 3-year-old boy was admitted to the University of Michigan Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and found to have more than 60 different injuries, including a subdural hematoma, a core body temp of 88 degrees and numerous other superficial lacerations and contusions.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau revealed that the child suffered this abuse at the hands of Walters, his step-grandmother, at their Oceola Township home.

The charge of torture carries a term of life in prison.

stephanie pytlowanyj February 05, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Hope she gets life in prison.
Shawn February 06, 2012 at 03:01 PM
This is pure evil and can no longer be tolerated, I don't care what kind of upbringing, background or hard luck story anyone has, violent crimes against childern, sexual prediters of childern need to carry life or even death sentences. The line needs to be drawn clear and BOLD cut and dry, we need to protect these most innocent beings of our society.
Shawn February 06, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Furthermore, anyone who knew this was going on, above the age of 18 should also be on trial and have there pic. right next to this monster, because you are just as guilty.
Krystal Crandall Tucker February 06, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I agree. Harsher sentences for these people.
Dawn Graves February 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
No excuse for abuse!!!!
Dawn Graves February 06, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I grew up being abuse and sexully assulted and I know its wrong! It doesnt matter your upbringing you control your decisions and know the difference between right and wrong there is NO excuse!! They said this child has been in hospital 60 times in past year for injuries HELLO noone suspected something was going?? This poor baby hopefully will have a full recovery and be removed from this family and be placed with a family who will show love and affection this child deserves!! Prayers and being sent to this child!
Ashten Izzard February 06, 2012 at 07:53 PM
As far as I am concerned I really wish Michigan would bring back the death penalty for cases like this. She deserves to die.
Sharon Elena February 06, 2012 at 07:59 PM
That is so true. This woman is pure evil. An innocent, precious child was yet again, injured. Such crap! I love children, have children of my own and can't even contemplate ever hurting one, no matter the age. Abusers of children and child molesters need the death sentence, or... The same thing done to them! NO more excuses. I get sick of this going on. I had an abusive up-bringing and gad a crappy life no one could believe. And... I don't abuse or use drugs or what have you! These monsters need to stop using a crutch for their doings. Harsher punishments are in order!
Nicole Krawcke (Editor) February 06, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Hi Dawn. Let me just say that the police did not say the child had been to the hospital 60 times. They said the hospital found more than 60 injuries on him during his October visit. Just wanted to make sure you understand the correct circumstances.
Raquel February 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
No ryme or reason to abuse children. Why are these children becoming the victims of others anger or their punching bag. There had to be signs before he was admitted. I want people to be held accountable for their actions and others who were aware of it be punish as well. I'm mother of 3 and my youngest is 3, I would never bring harm to my children let alone someone else's child. I want more laws put into play for these children. My heart and prayers go out to that little angel!
isaac r salim March 31, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Denise Salim I worked with sara she had 3 children of her own .her second husband was raising all 3 children 2 were not evan his.what do you think?
Tammy Sexton April 04, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Hi Nicole, please let me know if there is any way to volunteer time, money or items toward the short or long term treatment for this 3 year old. Thank you! Tammy
kaitlynn August 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Does anyone think that maybe her other children come online and look at articles like this? Well im her daughter and do you know what... you guys are sick for saying that you wish that she dies and hope she gets life in prison. You guys didnt live in that house. You guys need to get lives of your own and think before you speak.
kaitlynn August 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Do you know what... your a sick person for wishing she died. im her daughter. I hope you can sleep well at night. Its people like you that make me mad at life. You dont even know the whole story. Just what you hear on the news.
kaitlynn August 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM
You dont know my mom. You need to get a life and not judge people, when you dont even know the whole story.
kaitlynn August 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM
You work with my mom. What do you think? Plus she has four children and 2 live with her. The other two dont live with her because my mom didnt want to switch them out of school. Plus two of the children are his and he adopted my brother. So really what do you think? I would love to know.
Shawn August 14, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Kaitlynn, you are correct saying we don't know so tell us how it came to this, is it just a misunderstanding. Sorry but that 's tough to swollow kid. I am truly sorry you have to go thru this.

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