Abused Girlfriend Also Charged with Child Abuse in Johnston County

Richard Scott Lane, a twenty-seven-year-old man in Johnston County, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse and threat of serious injury. Lane is believed to be the abuser of his girlfriend, nineteen-year-old Kelsey Janahood, who was also charged with the same counts. The child abuse charges were made due to injuries discovered on Janahood’s toddler.

Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance call in Princeton, NC, where they found Lane and Janahood both outside the home arguing, and the baby alone inside. Janahood suffered bruises, signs of being choked and a bite mark, which were allegedly caused by Lane. The baby’s face and body were covered in bruises and cuts. Although Janahood was the victim of abuse herself, she was also charged because she knew about Lane abusing her child, but never reported it. Both Janahood and Lane’s bail was raised to $300,000 each.

If you suspect someone is abusing your child or a child you know, report the potential abuser to social services. Innocent children have rights that need to be protected and they and their families should be compensated for physical, emotional and psychological abuse caused by a negligent care provider.

After reporting NC child abuse to social services, contact a NC child abuse attorney at Brent Adams & Associates to learn your rights in a personal injury claim. Call 800.849.5931 to learn about child abuse laws in North Carolina. Even though our personal injury firm is based out of Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn, our child abuse lawyers help victims of child abuse anywhere in NC, from Asheville to Wilmington.
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