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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Scott Juceam is one of the leading advocates against Shaken Baby Syndrome. Scott’s life changed when his daughter Hannah was shaken to death by her nanny in 2006. Since then, Scott has dedicated his life to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and child abuse.