Another day care employee in North Carolina was arrested earlier this month following allegations that an 11-month-old boy suffered head trauma when he was repeatedly pushed into a crib.
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said Childcare Network Daycare employee McKayla Paula Sausser, 19, was charged with child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury for forcing the infant’s head down into a crib on June 10. Another employee, Bethan Pringle, 23, was arrested on the same charges late last month for allegedly intentionally dropping the infant on his head around the same time as Sausser reportedly injured him.
Citing police, WNCT reported that daycare staff took the infant to the hospital after each incident but initially claimed he suffered a “medical emergency.” They later learned the baby was being abused, leading them to contact authorities and fire Pringle and Sausser.
Police said the infant is expected to recover. Earlier this month, Childcare Network Daycare issued a statement to the news station and announced that they’ll be indefinitely closing their Sneads Ferry location following the state’s involvement. The statement also mentioned that they shut down the infant care rooms and stopped accepting infants at the location since June 21.
Sausser and Pringle were jailed on $100,000 bond, but it’s not immediately known whether they remain in custody.
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[Featured image: McKayla Paula Sausser and Bethan Pringle/Onslow County Sheriff’s Office]