Babysitter charged after child falls from third-story balcony

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Submitted: Wed, 05/23/2012 - 3:44am
Updated: Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:44pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested a woman for felony child abuse after a child she was taking care of fell from a balcony.

Police arrested Willisa Nicole Dowd, 21, at her home in the Campus Edge Apartments yesterday.

Investigators say Dowd was babysitting a 20-month-old girl April 4 when the child fell from a third-floor balcony, suffering severe injuries. The child’s mother took the baby to the hospital after Dowd told her of the injuries. The hospital reported the incident to Social Services, and the WPD Juvenile Crimes Detective Division began investigating.

The child’s mother says Dowd then assaulted her on April 21.

Dowd is charged with felony child abuse/neglect inflicting serious injury, simple assault, conspiracy and obstructing justice. She is in jail on a $7,000 bond.

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5 Comments on "Babysitter charged after child falls from third-story balcony"

Campus edge res
2015 years 8 months ago

Between the assault charge the child abuse charge and arrest mgt will be evicting her ASAP hope she has somebody to get her crap otherwise it’ll be a free for all at the campus edge dumpsters hahaha place still is a ghetto hole despite what they claim

2015 years 8 months ago

Hope she stays there. No excuse to be let out… piece of sh-t…

2015 years 8 months ago

I volunteer to drop her off of a 3 story balcony for the good of humanity.

2015 years 8 months ago

i did had once been droped off a back deck as a children. but i turned out ok

2015 years 8 months ago

Troll WIN!