JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are investigating a suspected case of child abuse that sent a baby to a Memphis hospital with a broken leg.
An Arkansas State Police investigator reported the incident to the Jonesboro Police Department on Friday, Aug. 28.
According to the report, the mother took her 3-month-old infant to a babysitter on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m.
When she picked him up 4 hours later, the baby was asleep.
Later, when he awoke, the mother said he began screaming as she changed his diaper.
The baby's mother said he screamed every time she pulled on his left leg, the report stated.
She gave the child Tylenol, but noticed "he continued to whine every time she manipulated his leg," the report said.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the mother took the baby to a local hospital where an X-ray reportedly revealed the infant's left femur was fractured.
The baby was then taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis for treatment.
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the baby's mother filed a report with the JPD Criminal Investigations Division.
According to the incident report, a detective contacted the babysitter—who was not identified—who agreed to meet with him at the police station for an interview.
"She failed to show up for the interview," the report stated.
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