Babysitter arrested in Mayport child abuse case
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local babysitter has been charged with child abuse for putting a 12-month-old in the hospital with massive head trauma.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was called to 1000 Bunker Hill Court Wednesday after they received a call about an unresponsive baby.
Rescue units took the baby to UF & Shands Jacksonville with massive head trauma. Doctors told police the victim had bruising from ear to ear and that it was due to violent shaking.
The family's babysitter, Ricky Valentine, was taken into custody for questioning. Police charged Valentine, 29, with Aggravated Child Abuse.
The baby is doing much better and is expected to survive.
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