UPDATE: Beloit Police arrest victim's mother on child neglect charge
Beloit Police say they've arrested the mother of a toddler reportedly injured by a ten-year-old babysitter.
Captain Bill Tyler says investigators arrested 21-year-old Stephanie Schober of Beloit on a charge of child neglect. The arrest was made in conjunction with the Rock County District Attorney's Office. Schober will appear in Rock County Court August 10.
A ten-year-old babysitter accused of abusing a toddler appeared in Rock County Court Friday.
The ten-year-old remains in custody in the non-secure section of the Rock County Juvenile Detention Center. According to the criminal complaint, the Beloit girl is accused of giving the toddler an abusive head injury, caused by shaking or slamming. A doctor says the injuries to the toddler, which include bruises nearly covering her body, are similar to those caused when a child is hit by a car. When interviewed by police, the ten-year-old said she grabbed the toddler by the hair and pulled her out of her crib. She also told police she hit the toddler with toys, a bat and a belt. The criminal complaint states the babysitter also picked up the toddler and threw her into a bathtub. A judge has ordered a competency hearing for the girl.
Prosecutors note that it would be a felony offense if the juvenile was an adult.
Last updated: 2:24 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012