A physical altercation in Lilburn started between family members when a woman told her stepmother she could not hold her baby because she was a prostitute.
According to the Lilburn Police report, the stepmother told authorities that the incident started in her home at The Villas Apartments off Stoneview Trail one evening earlier this month.
Her husband and stepdaughter arrived, and she had a 1-year-old in her arms. The stepmother asked her if she could hold the child, but the baby's mom said no.
The older woman argued that she lets her hold her kids all the time, but the stepdaughter said that's only because the children come to her and want to play, and she never inititates the contact.
The younger woman continued to say that the stepmother was a prostitute and does not deserve to hold the baby. The stepmother retorted with calling the other woman's mother a prostitute.
The altercation escalated and became physical, with hair pulling and hitting all over the face and upper body. The husband was able to stop the fight after a few minutes, but police still observed visible bruises all over the stepmother's chest and upper back and bumps on her head and feet.
The stepmother refused to be taken to the hospital. Three of her children, two 12-year-olds and a 13-year-old, were able to provide a statement to police, but the husband refused to comment on the incident. The stepdaughter was not at the residence when police arrived, and it is believed that the husband had driven her home.
The stepdaughter was arrested three days later on charges of family violence battery and cruelty to children in the third degree, since the stepmother's children were present for the altercation.
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