NEVER SHAKE AN INFANT!!!!

Each year at least 1,000 Children die from Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Death, brain damage, mental retardation, seizures, or blindness may result from shaking a Baby.

Shaking usually happens when parents or caregivers become frustrated or angry when they are not able to stop the Baby from crying.

Shaken Baby Syndrome is 100% preventable.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

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Denver Father Shakes 3 Month Old Twins

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Thamien Vasquez, 20

Denver, CO  –  Prosecutors have formally charged a young father accused of shaking and seriously injuring his 3-month-old twins.

Thamien Vasquez, 20, was charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, the Denver district attorney’s office said Friday.

Police say they discovered the abuse after the two babies were admitted to Children’s Hospital Colorado with brain bleeds and other injuries, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A doctor told investigators the children have “substantial risk of serious, permanent disfigurement.”

“Vasquez admitted to shaking the children when they were about 1 month old,” the affidavit says. “He states he shook them while he was playing with them.”

The charges allege Vasquez shook his children between Oct. 10 and Oct. 12.

Vasquez remains jailed at the Denver Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 20.

Ohio Man Gets Life Terms For CSA

The Child is Lori Anderson’s Child, who is an adult now.

COLUMBUS, OH – A western Ohio man convicted of abusing a child over a six-year period likely will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A judge in Columbus on Friday sentenced 54-year-old Charles Wycuff to four life terms plus 145 years following his conviction this week on 43 counts of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition.

The state Attorney General’s Office says Wycuff, of Wapakoneta (wah-puh-kuh-NET’-uh), sexually abused the child from 1997 to 2003.

Wycuff and his ex-wife, 51-year-old Lori Anderson, were arrested last year after an investigation.  Anderson, who was an elementary school teacher in Auglaize County at the time, pleaded guilty earlier this month to three counts of sexual battery.  She’ll be sentenced in November.

The cases were moved to Columbus because of pretrial publicity.

FL Day Care Worker Charged With Child Abuse

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Brittany Williams with her son

STARKE, FL  –  According to police a woman picked up a pre-schooler by his neck and kicked him on the playground.  It’s a cruel case of child abuse and the mother of the very young victim wants answers.

Police say 46-year-old Robyn Bryant was arrested Thursday and charged with cruelty toward a child which is a third-degree felony. She bonded out on $1,000 Friday.

The mother of the child, Brittany Williams says at first the boy didn’t want to talk.  But he is slowly returning to normal.  Williams lives in Starke and works in Gainesville.  For the past 11 months she’s trusted the preschool with her child.  She says all that changed on Wednesday when the alleged incident happened.

Williams says she received a call that changed everything.

“I was devastated. I was hurt because I trusted these people with my son,” Williams said.

She received a call from the Starke police telling her to rush to Bradford pre-school because her 4-year-old son was involved in a child abuse case.

“The child basically told the officer the same thing the complainant had told him.  Went to do a well-being check and the officer noticed marks on the child that they were consistent with being picked up by the throat,” said Capt. Barry Warren of the Starke Police Department.

Officials say a day care employee saw the incident unfold.  That employee stated Robyn Bryant picked up the 4-year-old by his neck and walked him to the playground.  After dropping him to the ground police say Bryant kicked him.

“I’m holding back tears.  It’s sad, it really is. It really is.  I’m only doing this because I want other people to know so that this does not happen to anyone else’s child.  Because I think about the ones that can’t talk.  The ones that can’t tell you what happened,” Williams said.

Williams says the owner apologized on Thursday.  Bryant was arrested and charged with cruelty toward a child.  She hopes Bryant will never work with children again and thanks the employee who called police.

“I don’t know who she is but if I could just reach out to her and tell her thank you.  Thank you so much because if it hadn’t been for her, I wouldn’t have known.  She’s the one who called the police,” Williams said.