Day care employee charged with aggravated child abuse

Daycare Child Abuse
Daycare Child Abuse(Bradenton Police Department)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 5:10 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A Bradenton day care worker has been accused of breaking an infant’s leg and slapping the child with an open hand, police say.

Bradenton police responded to Manatee Memorial Hospital Sept. 16 to assist Child Protective Services with an injured child investigation.

Police say the incident took place at the Laugh and Learn Daycare on Third Avenue East in Bradenton. Detectives obtained a search warrant for security camera footage that showed Thalia Camarillo, an employee, hitting an infant with an open hand several times and then twisting and bending the infant’s right leg -- which resulted in a leg fracture.

The infant was later transferred to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Camarillo was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse, a first-degree felony. The investigation is ongoing.

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