HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – A babysitter is facing charges after officials said she abused a 5-month-old baby.
Delfina Bautista, 30, was charged with aggravated battery to a child on Sunday.
Officials said the baby was hospitalized because she was lethargic after being in the care of Bautista, who is the child’s babysitter.
Doctors noticed injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. They contacted police and the Department of Child and Family Services.
Bautista is due in court Wednesday.
The baby is currently in critical condition.
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When a baby is shaken, its brain can bounce between the front and back of its skull. This causes it to bleed, bruise, and swell. It only takes a few seconds of aggressive shaking for this to happen.
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