Man charged in Henry acid-burn case

A Henry County Grand Jury indicted a  man Friday in connection with dousing his ex-girlfriend with acid, permanently disfiguring her,  the woman’s attorney said.

Andrew Fordham was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, burglary in the first degree and two counts of aggravated battery, according to the indictment. The indictment comes a year after Christy Tucker Sims suffered third-degree burns on her face, neck, arms and chest when she was doused with industrial-strength drain cleaner. The April 28, 2013 incident happened at Sims’ Henry County home. The burglary charges deal with Fordham unlawfully entering Sims' home after the accident.

The indictments came down late Friday afternoon, according to Odis Williams, an attorney representing Sims and her family. Sims declined to comment on the case Friday.

Fordham told authorities at the time of the incident  he accidently doused Sims with the drain cleaner. But  Sims filed a police report against Fordham in July when she was released from a rehabilitation center to have him charged with assault.  From there, Henry County authorities spent the better part of the last year collecting evidence to take the case to the Grand Jury.

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