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Babysitter accused of severely injuring 4-month-old

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:37:55 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 15 2014 01:17:56 PM CDT
Yanin Del Valle
FAYETTEVILLE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY -

Police say a North Carolina woman severely injured a 4-month-old she was babysitting, causing brain injury and bleeding of an eye.

ABC affiliate WTVD reports that 35-year-old Yanin Del Valle, of Fayetteville, was arrested on Monday and is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

According to warrants from the Fayetteville Police Department, Del Valle seriously injured a 4-month-old child she was babysitting in April. Del Valle allegedly caused the baby to suffer fractures, brain injury, and hemorrhaging of the right eye, the warrants state.

WTVD reports that the warrants do not specify exactly how the injuries were caused.

Del Valle was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond. She was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

A neighbor told WTVD the suspect is a mother of three and often babysat neighborhood children.

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For more information, visit WTVD.