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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Loudoun woman charged with child abuse

A Leesburg woman was arrested Friday on child abuse charges after a six-week-old infant in her care was injured on April 21, according to Leesburg Police.

The infant required medical care and is recovering from non life-threatening injuries sustained in the incident, according to Lieutenant Jeffrey A. Dubé, spokesman for the Leesburg police. He declined to provide details on the nature of the incident, or the child’s injuries.

Fanny Raquelina Romero Henriquez, 29, of Leesburg, was employed as a teacher at the Kiddie Academy child daycare center in Leesburg at the time of the incident, authorities said.

The injury was not reported to Child Protective Services until April 29; Virginia law requires that a suspected case of child abuse be reported within 72 hours, Dubé said. The reason for the delay is subject to investigation, he said.

A joint investigation of the incident is being conducted by the Leesburg Police Department and Loudoun County Child Protective Services, and the owners of Kiddie Academy are cooperating with the investigation, authorities said.

Henriquez was charged with child cruelty, child neglect and failure to report an incident to Child Protective Services, and was released after posting a $7500 secure bond, police said.

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