Woman charged over neglect of baby, NSW

A Western Sydney mother will face court next month after being charged with child neglect, NSW Police say.

On Tuesday 17 April 2018, police were notified after a seven-week-old boy presented at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead suffering ongoing seizures.

Officers were told by doctors the boy had suffered brain, eye, and spinal injuries, which has left him with permanent disabilities. The child is now in the care of relatives.

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Yarrabee to investigate how the child came to be injured.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 27-year-old woman at a home at Dundas just before 9am yesterday (Wednesday 20 June 2018).

She was taken to Granville Police Station and charged with not provide for child cause danger of serious injury.

Police will allege in court the child had been suffering seizures for at least 24 hours before the woman sought medical attention.

The woman was granted bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 17 July 2018.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the boy’s injuries are continuing.

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers.

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