DAY CARE WORKER CHARGED WITH BREAKING BABY'S LEG, BABY WAS JUST 6 MONTHS
Kimberly Boykin is a day care worker at Widewaters Learning Center in Knightdale, NC. Kimberly has been arrested and charged this past month with breaking the leg of an infant in her care.
Kimberly was charged with negligent child abuse. Officials say Kimberly twisted the leg of a 6-month-old baby and did not report what had happened. The injury caused an oblique fracture of the baby's left femur.
The child's mother alerted police when she said her child was not acting normally. When doctors examined the child, they discovered that the baby had a broken leg. Child Protectives Services, the Safe Child Advocacy Center, and the Wake County District Attorney’s Office investigated the alleged crime.
The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education made an unannounced visit to inspect Widewaters Learning Center and found several violations including where children ages 3 and 4 were placed in the bathroom to 'think' or to 'have a seat' and be spoken to" and one child being told, according to the government's report, "Do you want me to pop you with a ruler," and a worker showing the same child a ruler.