OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City woman who is accused of dressing as a witch to terrorize her 7-year-old granddaughter has pleaded guilty to child abuse. A 6-year-old is also named in the affidavit.
Officers were called to a home in southeast Oklahoma City in Sept. 2014 after the woman tried to take the victim to Griffin Memorial Hospital.
According to the police affidavit, 51-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, according to the police report.
The report says the victim’s ankles had cuts around them and were infected.
Her wrists had marks “which had the appearance of possibly being bound.”
Authorities say the 7-year-old girl claims 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 says 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.”
The child also said that she would be hit with an orange and black whip.
“The evidence at the scene corroborated what she was saying,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “There were whips and chains and a witch’s hat found there. Just a completely horrible situation for a child to be in.”
On Thursday, Robinson pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony child abuse for actions including:
- pulling on the girl with pliers
- kicking the girl in the pubic area causing a fracture to her pubic bone
- striking the girl in her face causing injury
- scratching the girl on the neck causing injury
- approaching the girl while she slept and cutting off all of her hair
- striking the girl in the head
- withholding food to the extent that the girl had to steal food to eat
- not seeking medical care for the girl, who was visibly suffering from ringworm
- keeping the girl from attending school
- forcing the girl to sleep outside with the dogs
- cutting the finger of a six-year-old with scissors
Her sentencing is scheduled for Mar. 28.
Joshua Granger, who told NewsChannel 4 in 2014 that Robinson was innocent and the 7-year-old girl was a “troubled child,” has also pleaded guilty to child abuse and child neglect charges.
Prosecutors say he also beat the two young children and helped Robinson with her witch persona.
He will also be sentenced Mar. 28.