Woman seen shaking baby at ABQ day care arrested on child abuse charges
Albuquerque, NM – Police on Tuesday arrested the woman seen on surveillance video shaking an infant under her care at the Eastern Child Development Center in southeast Albuquerque.
Albuquerque police and the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) confirmed Ariadnys Armas-Camacho, 40, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse Tuesday afternoon.
According to court records, Armas does not have a prior criminal record.
She was booked just before 5 p.m. at the Metropolitan Detention Center on child abuse without great bodily harm charges. She is being held on a $5,000 cash/surety bond, meaning she’ll have to pay $500 to get out of jail.
The day care remains closed while CYFD investigators look into possible repeat offenses at the day care.
Henry Varela, the spokesman for CYFD, told KOB that parents and staff from the day care met with CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson Tuesday to discuss the case and raise their concerns.
Varela said the discussion was a reaction to a protest Monday in which parents of children at the day care called to have a meeting with CYFD.
Varela said CYFD is continuing its investigation into the day care and did not say if any other workers are potentially involved.
He said the is currently no timetable for the day care to resume operations.
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