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Childcare Gone Wrong-Cautionary Tales

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Baby Sitter Charged With Pimping Girl

An Illinois baby sitter accused of allowing a man to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in her care for money was charged with pimping, police said.
Amber Salts, 20, took the girl to the home of a 48-year-old man she had been "romantically involved" with and allowed the girl to have sex with him, said Madison County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Dixon. (Read full article.)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Babysitter Attempts to Use Infant to Extort Money
The baby now safe, but not before a bizarre kidnapping involving a babysitter who is accused of an extortion plot involving the child. (Read Full Story.)

Three-Year-Old Girl In Chicago Murdered By Sixteen-Year-Old Babysitter
Chicago, Illinois (AHN) - A 3-year-old girl was murdered allegedly by her 16-year-old babysitter on the West Side of Chicago, according police. Azuil Warren died from severe brain trauma. (Read Full Story.)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Deputies: Sitter Snatched 3-Month-Old Baby
Florida Baby is found Safe After 12-Hour Search. (Read Story.)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Death of Baby Boy at Sitter's Probed
DC authorities are investigating the death of a 10-month-old boy who had been in the care of a baby sitter. (Read More.)

KVOA Tucson News 4 Special Report: A Deadly Risk
On October 25, 2006, Elyssa Ruane dropped 4 month old Mikaelyn off at the babysitter. The babysitter laid down in bed with Mikaelyn to take a nap. While asleep, he accidentally smothered the baby. (Read More.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Killeen daycare being investigated by local authorities and Child Protective Services
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Child Protective Services and the Killeen Police Department are investigating allegations daycare center workers left a 4-year-old girl inside a van for two hours. (Read More.)

Kitchener man charged with giving child harmful substance
Waterloo regional police say the six year old girl was being babysat when she was surreptitiously given the substance. When her mother returned home and found her to be lethargic she took the little girl to Grand River Hospital. (Read More.)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Man Accused of Injuring Infant
A man babysitting an 11-month-old boy has been arrested after the infant was hospitalized in critical condition. Dallas police arrested Thederius Johnson, 28, late Monday on an accusation of injury to a child. He was taken to Dallas County Jail.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Infant Nearly Drowns
Police responded to an Oklahoma home Thursday afternoon after a child was found unconscious in a bathtub. Police say it appears a babysitter was watching the infant and five other children. She noticed the infant had wondered away. She began searching the home and found the child in the bathtub. (Read More.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Shaken Baby Suspect Faces Jury Trial
Veronica Martinez Salcedo, a 36-year-old nanny who is accused of shaking a 15-month-old baby to death May 11, 2006 in her parents' Roseville home will face a jury trial, the question is when. (Read More.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Babysitter Faces Assault, Drug Charges
A 14-year-old babysitter is in the Juvenile Detention Center, accused of assaulting his two-year-old nephew he was watching. (Read More.)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Girl is Run Over and Killed, Babysitter Arrested
A 12-year-old girl died in a bizarre car accident Saturday night in the town of Otselic in Chenango county, NY. The Chenango County Sheriff's Office says that Shyanne Somers was hit by a car driven by her neighbor and babysitter, George Ford Jr. Of Piscataway, N.J. (Read more.)

Friday, July 6, 2007

California Nanny Could Get 25 Years in Toddler's Slaying
A former nanny has been convicted of killing a 22-month-old Palo Alto girl by hitting the child on the head so hard she never regained consciousness. (Read more.)

Sand Springs Toddler Pulled from Swimming Pool Dies
Parents left their two year old daughter with a babysitter and returned to find her floating in their swimming pool. The child somehow got out of the home a short time before she was found in the pool. (Read more.)

Child Found Safe After Escaping from the Care of his Alaska Babysitter
Charlotte Allen was crying for her son, Ronnie. He had been left in the care of a 17-year-old babysitter who woke up to find him gone from the family's hotel room. (Read more.)

Babysitter's Boyfriend Arrested in 2-Year-Old's Death
An autopsy on two-year-old Indiana girl determined she was beaten in the head. Police say the boyfriend of the child's babysitter is responsible for her death. (Read more.)

Teenage Uncle Babysitting 2 year old is Charged with Toddler's Death
A 2-year-old Iowa boy died Thursday after being left in a parked car for five hours while temperatures climbed into the high 80s in that northwest Iowa community. (Read More.)

Two Year Old Found Wandering
A local woman spotted and followed a toddler walking alone on 13th Avenue Southwest at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The two-year-old girl had reportedly walked away from her babysitter, who was taking care of several children at the child’s nearby home.According to police, Heather Biwer, of Austin, said she was driving down 13th Avenue with her daughter when she saw a young child walking alone. She followed the child several blocks to the 500 block of 13th Avenue, and then asked her daughter to walk with the child as Biwer called police.Police arrived and saw a nearby home with strollers in the lawn. They knocked on the door of the home in the 500 block 13th Avenue Southwest and got no response. Police said they were then about to take the child to the law enforcement center when her aunt arrived. The woman said she was stopping by to check in with the toddler’s cousin, who was babysitting several children at the residence.The cousin was then reached by phone, and reported that she’d been bottle feeding an infant when she saw the toddler walk upstairs with her doll. About 10 minutes later, the cousin said she went upstairs to check on her and couldn’t locate her. The toddler was released to the care of her aunt. Police said the incident has been reported to health and human services. (Source Austin Daily Herald, MN)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Two-Year-Old Returned, Police Arrest Babysitter
A two-year old Virginia girl is back in her mother's arms after police say a babysitter abducted her. Police say the babysitter, 19-year old Mariah Beth Ramsey, called the mother of the infant to tell her she was keeping the baby. (Read More.)

Iowa Babysitter Fractured Toddler's Skull
Amy Christine Mollhoff, 29, of Ames, was arrested last week . Police said she admitted to investigators that she slammed the 20-month-old girl against the floor, causing the child's head to hit a wall, police said. (Read More.)

Babysitter Charged with Abusing Florida Boy
The abuse was discovered when the boy’s father came home to Navarre from a business trip in June and discovered the babysitter, Kevin Brian Bass and his son in the bathroom with the door shut, a Sheriff’s Office news release stated. The victim told his father that Bass forced him to perform sexual acts on him while they were in the bathroom, the release stated. Bass allegedly gave him money in exchange. (Read More.)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Indianapolis Metro Police Investigate Girl's Fatal Head Injuries
A 2-year-old girl died of head injuries suffered Monday while in the care of a babysitter at a Far-Northside apartment, police said. (Read full story.)