A Daytona Beach, Fla. babysitter Haillee Howell has been accused of breaking a 3-year- old’s arm with a large kitchen utensil all because the child wet his pants.
According to The Daytona Beach News Journal, Haillee Howell, 21, has been charged with aggravated child abuse and is being held at the Volusia County Jail without bail.
Howell allegedly grabbed the child by the arm and twisted it until it broke in three different places. She had been the babysitter for the child and his two older brothers, ages 7 and 8, for five months.
The children’s mother reports that upon arriving to pick her kids up from Howell’s home, Howell told her that her son had wet his pants earlier that day. After she drove away, her youngest child began crying, and he told her his arm was hurt, according to police.
The boy’s mother took him to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, where doctors X-rayed the boy’s arm and discovered he had broken two bones above his wrist, and a third bone above the elbow, police said.
Additionally, the doctor’s reported bruising under both of the boy’s eyes, redness, and bruising in both ears, as well as, scratches on his legs and stomach.
The Department of Children and Families also interviewed the boy. During this time he told officials Howell hurt his arm because he had wet his pants. The children also reported they witnessed Howell twisting the younger brother’s arm and hitting him with a large kitchen utensil.
Howell denies that she abused the boy. She says she noticed his bruises when he arrived at her home.
Read more at The Daytona Beach News-Journal.