Babysitter Arrested After Toddler is Hospitalized

By: Laura Matovina Email
By: Laura Matovina Email

BELOIT (WIFR)-- A 10-year old babysitter is in custody, in connection to a child abuse case.

On July 2nd, police were called to Beloit Hospital to investigate suspicious injuries to a 23-month old child.

The toddler was initially treated for injured belived to be obtained after the child fell out of a crib, but further investigation proved the injuries occured over a period of several weeks.

The 23-month old was transfered to the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee and is being treated for multiple brain injuries, as well as other external injuries.

According to authorites, the toddler is expected to recover, however, they said the child will most likey have a long term recovery process.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested the 10-year old babysitter, who had been watching the toddler over the last few weeks.

The child is being held in secure custody pending further evaluation by juvenile authorties and human services agencies.

Police continue to investigate the alleged abuse case.

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