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Fayetteville babysitter charged with abusing child

Posted July 16, 2014

— A 35-year-old babysitter was arrested and charged with abusing a four-month-old child in her care.

Yanin Del Valle was charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Valle was watching the child in April when the child suffered body fractures, brain injury and retinal hemorrhage, Fayetteville police said.

Valle remained in the Cumberland County jail under a $75,000 bond.


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  • 678devilish Jul 17, 2014

    Praying for the baby that each day will be an improvement.

  • 678devilish Jul 17, 2014

    Parents needs to be very careful in who they choose to take care of their children. In modern tech. set a camera out in the rooms being used, back ground criminal check. This is awful for what she did and she should face the consequences and never be allow to keep or be around children.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Jul 17, 2014
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    horrible injuries sustained by a poor innocent baby. I hope the child doesn't have lifelong mental and physical disabilities due to this woman's alleged abuse. Horrific; how can anyone subject a 4 month old infant to such abuse?!

  • Lightfoot3 Jul 17, 2014

    Pure evil. Execute and bury.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jul 17, 2014

    The bond is only $75K???????????? For serious injury to a helpless CHILD? There are people who get more of a bond for pictures, weed etc. UNREAL. Other than shelling out freebies to the lazy this is our countries largest problem and one day we are going to have to actually start punishing criminals. Especially these violent ones.

  • landonsgrampa Jul 17, 2014

    If this happened in April, why was she just arrested? How many other victims have there been between then and now? Hopefully none. The saddest part of this is that a helpless baby, was terribly beaten. Second to that, is the time it took to make this case.

  • Forthe Newssite Jul 16, 2014
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    what did she do? throw the child against the wall? The brain injury and retinal hemorrhage can come from shaken baby syndrome but the broken bones? Not that I'm making any excuse for it.

    Hope the child can fully recover.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 16, 2014

    "...it suffered body fractures, brain injury and retinal hemorrhage..."

    OMG!!! Is the child ok?

    What the heck would a 4-month old do that someone in their right mind would think would warrant that!?!

    And $75,000 bond is ridiculous. The bond should be as high as the child's hospital bills are.

    I pray the baby will fully recover and will have a long blessed life.

    And I pray the sentence handed to this babysitter REALLY fits the crime she committed against that child.

    And by the way, is she running a daycare? Is she licensed to do that in NC? Does she have First Aid/Child CPR training?

    How about doing some REAL investigating and find out the rest of the details to this story. smh