Woman charged in connection with infant's injuries
A Calgary mother has been charged two years after an 11-month-old girl was brought to the Alberta Children’s Hospital with a broken arm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
The child’s injury was not consistent with the story her mother told doctors, so we were notified and launched an investigation. Working closely with our partners at the Calgary Child Advocacy Centre, we learned that the girl’s twin brother lived in the same home. A medical examination of him found that he had a fractured right ankle and multiple skull fractures.
It is believed that the mother was the only caregiver for the children at the time of the incident and no plausible explanation for the children’s injuries has been provided by her.
Our investigators have been working since the incident to find out what happened and on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, we charged the mother with one count of aggravated assault relating to her daughter’s broken arm. No charges have been laid yet in connection with the boys injuries.
Because the mother and children share the same last name, her name will not be released to protect the privacy of the victims.
The investigation is ongoing and we are asking anyone who knows this family and has information on this case to call our non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contact Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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Our Child Abuse Unit works closely with multiple agencies at the Calgary Child Advocacy Centre, including Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice & Solicitor General, Children’s Services, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Together we provide wrap-around services to assess, investigate, intervene, and support survivors of child abuse while bringing offenders to justice.
There are also numerous resources for parents who are struggling to properly care for their children that can be accessed by contacting 211 or Health Link at 811. Parents who need support are encouraged to reach out for help, both for their own welfare and for the safety of their child.