Sunday, August 28, 2005

Stepmother charged with unlawful conduct towards a child

(Columbia) August 19, 2005 - A 24-year-old South Carolina State student was arrested Thursday and charged with unlawful conduct towards a child.

An arrest warrant states Miama Rebecca Kromah cut the scrotum of her three-year-old stepson with a sharp object.

Lt. Chris Cowan with the Richland County Sheriff's Department says it's one of the most horrific cases of child abuse investigators say they've seen in a while.

Deputies say Kromah came to Palmetto Richland on Monday night with her three year old stepson who had a three inch laceration on his scrotum, and the testicle was protruding from the scrotum.

Kromah told the hospital the child was not in her care when he sustained the injuries. However, further investigation by the Richland County Deputies and a statement taken from the three-year-old victim identifies Kromah as the person who caused the injury.

Deputies say Kromah is a native of Liberia and here on a student visa. The three year old's father is also here from Liberia on a work student visa, he was not home at the time of the incident.

The boy was transported to Lexington Medical Center and then to Palmetto Richland Hospital for surgery. After receiving treatment for his injuries, the boy was taken into emergency protective custody and turned over to DSS.

Deputies are now trying to figure out what could have led her to this violent act.

Updated 6:40pm by Kaela Harmon


Blogger Iguana said...

Got get those little patriarchy critters while they're young.

8/29/2005 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger One man said...


8/29/2005 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

This happened in the US? Sounds like it's a stroy of the rituals from Africa! Will you post an update to this sad story?

9/03/2005 07:01:00 AM  
Blogger One man said...

If we don't I'm sure Masculiste (

9/03/2005 09:39:00 PM  

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