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Spokane Police arrest babysitter for reportedly assaulting 2-year-old

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane babysitter was arrested on child assault charges after a two-year-old child was taken to the hospital with injuries. 

According to a release from the Spokane Police Department, officers were called to a local hospital after an injured child was taken there by ambulance. 

After an initial investigation, police believed the child had been in the care of a babysitter, later identified as 22-year-old Felisha J. Brownlow. 

Police contacted Brownlow at her home and she agreed to speak with investigators at the detectives' office. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the child's home to collect evidence of the alleged abuse. 

Police determined there was probable cause to arrest Brownlow and booked her a first degree child assault charge. 

According to the release, the child's mother hired Brownlow through a social media site offering babysitting services. Brownlow had provided a resume and her references were checked. 

Police recommend using a licensed child care provider when searching for child care services. 


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