RAY COUNTY, Mo. – A Lawson woman is scheduled to appear in court today in Ray County, on numerous counts of child abuse

Tiffany Gorham

Tiffany M. Gorham, 29, is charged with 26 counts of abuse or neglect of a child, and two counts of tampering with witness in a felony prosecution. Gorham and her husband, 30 year old Joseph Gorham were charged after an eight year old victim was taken to the hospital by a grandmother. Investigators say the child has been physically and mentally abused for years.

A preliminary hearing will begin at 8:30 a.m. this morning.