Man charged with seriously beating teenage girl

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A man accused of beating and seriously injuring a teenage girl is now behind bars.

Michael Ricketts is at the Hamilton County jail.

There were warrants out of Georgia for him in relation to the beating of teenage girl.

He will face charges out of the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, for Aggravated Battery and Cruelty to Children.

Investigators say the Cruelty to Children charge is because the victim is still a child.

The teenage girl’s family says at first they thought she was going to die.

They say she is doing better now and they are pleased about the arrest.

Ricketts is in the process of being taken back to Whitfield County.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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