BUFFALO, Okla. (TCD) --
A 28-year-old babysitter has been arrested and charged after a 7-month-old child was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The Harper County District Attorney's Office filed two counts of child abuse and one count of child neglect against Candice Vazquez, the OSBI announced Tuesday. Agents arrested her at her home where the alleged abuse occurred, the OSBI said.
On June 18, 2020, the Harper County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the OSBI with a child-abuse investigation after the infant was taken to OU Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the child was treated for life-threatening injuries.
The OSBI alleges the abuse occurred in Vazquez's care at her home on NE 4th St. in Buffalo, Okla.
The injuries were severe, but the baby survived and has recovered, the OSBI said. Vazquez was booked into the Beaver County Jail on a $250,000 bond.