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Court document: Grandmother knew of sex abuse against 4-year-old

By McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Modified: June 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm •  Published: June 22, 2011
The grandmother of the Muskogee child who died Monday told police she knew the child had been sexually abused, according to court documents.

Betty Hall, 42, told police she saw evidence her son, Robert Jack Meeks II, had sexually assaulted the 4-year-old child about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the probable cause affidavit states.

Hall said she was scared to say anything to Meeks or her husband and she was going to wait and hope the injuries healed, the document states.

Additionally, the document indicates the child, only referred to as Christina, was on a heart monitor and was “unable to speak or make any verbal noise to alert her being in distress.”

Christina was taken to Muskogee Regional Medical Center some time Sunday, with a high fever and in cardiopulmonary arrest, according to the report.

Christina was later flown to a Tulsa Hospital, where she died at 4:55 a.m., police said.

Amy Elliott, a representative with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa, said the cause and manner of death has not been determined, pending further studies.

Hall was booked on complaints of child abuse, failure to seek medical attention for a child and failure to report child abuse.

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