When parents drop their children off at a daycare center, they expect that their children are being well taken care of. Unfortunately, some Colorado daycare workers are subjected to allegations of child abuse that could cost them their job and their freedom. A woman has been arrested for suspicion of child abuse.
The woman was operating a daycare center from her home. Authorities indicate that the child was dropped off earlier that day, but when the child was no longer able to hold his head up, the woman contacted his parents. The child was taken to a children’s medical center, and it was discovered that he had bleeding around his brain and swelling. At first, the woman could not recall what happened, but eventually, she explained that she had been frustrated with the child.
The woman allegedly told police that the child would not eat and his crying would not stop, so she dropped him in the bassinet. In addition, she claimed that there was a possibility that the child had hit his head on the support rails. It’s not known if the woman was granted bail or if she was released from jail.
While allegations of child abuse are horrific to most Colorado parents, it’s important to remember that, just because someone has been arrested, this does not mean that the person will be convicted. The woman has the right to take the case to trial and state her side of the story in front of an impartial jury. If evidence appears to be going in favor of the state, plea negotiations may offer the woman reduced charges.
Source: trib.com, “Woman arrested in Laramie child abuse case“, Nov. 10, 2014