A Bulloch County couple are behind bars on a charge of cruelty to a 4-year-old child.
Daniel Jerome Swan, 26, and Esther Sorofagya Primack, 23, were arrested Tuesday and accused of causing a fractured leg and refusing care to Primack’s 4-year-old daughter, according to a report issued by the Statesboro Police Department.
Police first were first notified of the incident by someone who reported seeing Primack and the child, who had an apparent injury to her left leg and appeared to be in serious pain, the report said.
After checking the area, officers located the mother and daughter in a rented room at Statesboro’s Deluxe Inn.
The child was transported immediately to the East Georgia Regional Medical Center for treatment of what was discovered to be a fractured femur bone in the left leg.
Primack was arrested and taken into custody. She is charged with first-degree cruelty to children and will be held at the Bulloch County Jail, pending future court action.
According to the report, further investigation revealed that Swan, Primack’s boyfriend, caused the injury.
Arrest warrants were issued for Swan, charging him with first-degree cruelty to children and aggravated battery.
Police found the man in an apartment on Knight Drive, where he was staying with a 2-year-old child belonging to him and Primack.
The injured child was later taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah for additional treatment, and the Bulloch County Department of Family and Children Services responded to assist with the investigation, taking both children into temporary protective custody, police said.
Investigation of the case is still ongoing and police ask anyone with information to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. Detective Patrick Harrelson is leading the investigation.
People may also submit information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) that reads “TIPSSDP” and then the message. All submitted information is confidential.
Jeff Harrison may be reached at (912) 489-9454.