SNEADS FERRY, NC. – Two arrests have been made since an 11-month-old child was injured while in the care of his daycare last month.
Officials said that the small child went was injured at his daycare on June 10, 2019, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The Childcare Network Daycare notified the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office when they learned that the 11-month-old child was intentionally injured by a daycare worker. The sheriff’s office immediately opened up an investigation into the case and learned that Bethan Pringle, 23, was responsible for the baby’s injuries. The injuries included head trauma from being intentionally dropped by Pringle, authorities said.
On June 19, 2019, Pringle was arrested for Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. She was booked at the Onslow County Detention Center.
The investigation continued leading to the arrest of a second employee on July 23, 2019. McKayla Paula Sausser, 19, of Gregory Fork Road in Richlands was arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. “Sausser had assaulted the infant by repeatedly forcibly pushing the infant’s head down in a crib,” Onslow County Sheriff’s officials said. Sausser was booked at the Onslow County Detention Center.
The baby is expected to make a full physical recovery. The Childcare Network Daycare in Sneads Ferry is no longer in operation, authorities said.
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