A Florida daycare worker was charged with abusing a very young baby.
About the Infant Daycare Abuse
According to WCTV, Shepherd Day Care at 208 Terrace Drive in Brandon, Florida is under investigation following charges of child abuse against worker Sarah Loria.
The 20-year-old worker was confirmed to have been in contact with a small infant who was found pale and vomiting. The parents of the child immediately rushed the baby to doctors for inspection. Hillsborough County Police reported the child was unconscious under Loria’s care.
Doctors provided assessments of the child that supported it suffered from Shaken Baby Syndrome. Hillsborough County Sheriff was publicly disgusted with the incident, calling it a despicable crime, and had Loria arrested with two counts of aggravated child assault.
Information on Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
SBS is a brain injury resulting from shaking a young infant and can be fatal. Symptoms include:
- Lack of interest in food
Monitoring in intensive care units is often required to ensure safety of baby. Surgery can be needed in severe cases. Men are more likely to cause SBS in infants along with young or overly stressed out caretakers. If feeling overwhelmed with a child, please seek some form of help.
Statistics of Daycare Provider Abuse
According to the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the National Child Abuse and Neglect System:
- Children from birth to 3 years are the most likely to be abused.
- In 2016, 1700 child deaths were reported due to child maltreatment under daycare provider care.
- In 2013, more than 3.5 million child abuse cases were reported to CPS.
- Boys and girls were both equally likely to be abused with girl having a slightly higher percentage.
Contact an Experienced Child Injury Attorney
If your child has been injured after an accident or abuse at a daycare center, contact Thomas J. Henry. Parents put their trust in the staff of a daycare facility to keep their children safe and out of harm’s way. It is unacceptable for a child to be subjected to abuse or an unsafe premises while in their care. If your child was seriously injured due to the negligence or abusive actions of daycare staff, call our experienced child injury attorneys today. Thomas J. Henry has the legal and financial resources necessary to develop your child’s case properly. Call for a free case review.