Nicholasville police arrested a child-care sitter and charged her with second-degree assault Monday.
Police allege that Audrey M. Rodriguez, 50, of 142 Woodview Drive caused an elbow injury to a 10-month-old girl in her care.
“This charge stems from an investigation in which detectives received information from (UKHealthCare's Kentucky Children’s Hospital) that a 10-month-old child had been injured and the injuries were consistent with some type of abuse,” officer Kevin Grimes said in a news release. “The child had to undergo surgery to repair her injuries.”
Grimes said the child was back at home with her parents.
Police began investigating April 10 after the children’s hospital contacted them.
“It was later determined that the child was in the care of (Rodriguez) when the incident took place,” Grimes said.
Grimes said Rodriguez ran the child care out of her home on Woodview Drive.
Police are concerned that other children in Rodriguez’s care may have been abused. Anyone who has had children in Rodriguez’s care is asked to call the Nicholasville Police Department at 859-885-9467.