Babysitter accused of breaking toddler's arm with spatula for wetting himself

Babysitter accused of breaking toddler's arm with spatula for wetting himself

The child's arm was broken in three places (Stock image)

Monday, July 17, 2017

A babysitter has been accused of breaking a three-year-old boy's arm because he wet himself.

Daytona Beach police believe the woman used a spatula to punish the boy, according to The New York Post.

Haillee Howell is said to have been the babysitter for the child and his two brothers for five months.

The arrest report states that the children were taken to the 21-year-old's home on Thursday (July 13), but when their mother came to pick them up the three-year-old was complaining of a sore arm.

The child was taken to hospital where x-rays showed he had three broken bones.

Hospital staff also discovered that the child had bruising in his ears and under his eyes.

State welfare officials questioned the child about what had happened and he explained he had wet himself and that had caused Howell to injure him.

The babysitter has been charged with aggravated child abuse but has denied hurting the child.

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