PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) — A 51-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing her granddaughter on Wednesday in Paterson, New Jersey, according to authorities.

Police received a call around 4 p.m. reporting a stabbing near Carroll Street and Godwin Avenue, according to the Passaic County prosecutor’s office. Police found a 5-year-old girl with multiple stab wounds.

Following an investigation, police determined Aurora Villacorta stabbed her granddaughter, officials said.

Villacorta was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault in the second degree
  • Aggravated assault in the third degree
  • Unlawful possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
  • Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree
  • Endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree

Villacorta faces up to 30 years in prison if she’s convicted of all of the charges, according to officials.

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