Family Child Care Provider Arrested for Abusing Babies in Her Care

Family Child Care Provider Arrested for Abusing Babies in Her Care

HIGHLAND, Ca. – A home child care provider in Highland has been arrested for child abuse, authorities said. 

Rosalind Maria Drinkard-Batiste, 53, of Highland, owner of Drinkard-Batiste Family Child Care in the 7000 block of Nye Drive was arrested on Monday as a result of an investigation into the abuse of a five-month-old boy and a 1-year-old girl. The report was made on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at around 7:00 p.m. regarding the children who were under the care of Drinkard-Batiste. It was reported that the two victims were abused by the suspect.

Detectives responded to the daycare location and made contact with Drinkard-Batiste on Monday, November 4, 2019, at around 3:00 p.m. She was interviewed and subsequently arrested for Willful Cruelty to a Child and False Imprisonment. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. 

The investigation is ongoing and detectives believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Shaunna Ables (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

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