Aug. 29—A Cobb County grand jury has indicted the Cobb Colleges particular schooling trainer who authorities say pressured a 5-year-old particular wants baby to stay in dirty clothes for hours in 2019 to show a degree about restroom habits.
Kelly Lewis, who taught at Frey Elementary Faculty in Acworth, was indicted Thursday on a single felony depend of first-degree cruelty to kids, in accordance with Cobb County Superior Court docket information.
Lewis, who was 56 on the time of her arrest in December 2019, was initially charged with a second-degree depend of cruelty to kids for inflicting a 5-year-old boy psychological ache and bodily discomfort when she made him keep in his dirty pants for roughly two hours on Nov. 21, 2019, her arrest warrant states. The warrant additionally says the kid suffered “redness and irritation to his buttocks” due to Lewis’ actions.
Lewis’ first-degree indictment might maintain a extra critical penalty than her preliminary cost of second-degree cruelty.
Beneath Georgia legislation, a first-degree baby cruelty cost is levied on those that “maliciously trigger a baby beneath the age of 18 merciless or extreme bodily or psychological ache,” whereas a second-degree cost alleges felony negligence that causes the kid beneath 18 bodily or psychological ache.
Lewis was launched from custody on a $5,000 bond about 4 hours after her arrest on Dec. 4, information present.
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