Law enforcement officials charged a North Carolina baby sitter with child abuse after a 12-week-old infant was found to have sustained several serious injuries while under her care.
Rose Marie Parsons, 26, has been charged with two counts of intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury after emergency medical services were called to a home in Troy, North Carolina, on June 26. The charge may result in a felony conviction.
When emergency medical officials arrived at 8:45 a.m., they discovered the infant unresponsive and with several fractures.
After being airlifted to the Levine Children’s Hospital at the Carolinas Medical Center, medical personnel began treating the child for brain trauma and injuries that were “the direct result of the infant being shaken,” according to a press release statement from Troy Police Department.
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Doctors are reportedly treating past and present injuries.
Parsons is currently in Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. More charges may be made against her, as the investigation is ongoing.
The infant is currently at the children’s hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, in critical condition.
After hearing the story, several took to social media to voice their comments and concerns.
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“Baby sitters are supposed to look out for young children and do fun stuff together,” commented one Facebook user. “Why would this baby sitter do such a cruel thing?”
“Prayers for the sweet baby and the family,” said another.
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