Saturday, February 02, 2013

Virginia Babysitter Accused of Felony Child Abuse

(Chesterfield County, Virginia) A 25-year-old local woman, Ashley L. Pigg, has been accused of shaking and severely injuring a baby.

Pigg faces counts of malicious wounding and felony child abuse.
Police say Pigg was babysitting a 2-month-old child when she shook the child, injuring the boy. The Commonwealth's Attorney said Pigg admitted to authorities that she became frustrated with the baby's crying, picked him up from his swing and shook him.

The baby suffered bleeding in his brain and retinal damage. He was taken to Chippenham Hospital by his parents and was later transported to VCU Medical Center due to the seriousness of his injuries, police said.
Pigg was booked into custody with bond set at $10,000.

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