In Aurora, Colorado, Susie Ida Quartey, 35, called 911 to report that her three-year-old daughter, Jolyn Torpoh wasn’t breathing. When officers arrived at their home, the child was dead. Quartey told police she was carrying Jolyn on her back when she and her daughter fell onto rocks in the family’s backyard.
However, police believe Quartey beat her daughter repeatedly with a metal towel rod and a clothes hanger. Autopsy photographs show that Jolyn suffered at least 50 blows, which resulted in puncture wounds and bruises along her legs, face and backside.
Quartey has been charged with sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies. She is also charged with child abuse resulting in bodily injury, which is a misdemeanor.
Quartey is an immigrant from Ghana, and is being held on $500,000 bond because she’s considered a flight risk.
I’m not sure why this so-called mother has been charged with sexual assault. The newspapers reported that the child was found naked by police, but the coroner must have found something else.
Poor baby girl. Sounds like she had an awful and short life.