Woman Charged With Assaulting 3-Month-Old Baby

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LANCASTER, PA — Authorities state that on Monday, August 30th at around 11:20 am, Lancaster City Bureau of Police officers, along with emergency medical services personnel were dispatched to an address on the 500 block of N. Plum St., Lancaster for a report of a three-month-old child who was barely conscious and having trouble breathing.

The child was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and after life-threatening injuries were assessed, the child was then transferred to a second hospital in the region via helicopter. The child is in critical condition as of the time of this information release.

Police say that Kayla Tucker, the child’s child-care provider at the time of the assault, has been charged with the listed offenses by Bureau Detective Jessica Higgins. Tucker and the child are not related to one another.

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Tucker is charged with the following offenses:

  • (1) count of Aggravated Assault To A Child Less Than Six Years of Age
  • (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of Children

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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