Federal Way, WA — A 33-year-old certified nursing assistant is facing charges of second-degree assault of a child after police say they found an infant in her care covered in a white powder, burnt, bleeding and gasping for air in her home on January 10.
According to authorities, Mabinty Williams was babysitting the 4-week-old infant as a favor to a family friend, and in the four hours that she had possession of the child, had called her husband to complain about the kid no less than 16 times. Williams reportedly sounded a little more desperate and “off” with each call, prompting the man to return home.
When the husband arrived at the apartment, he said Williams insisted that he take the child back to it’s parents. Like, now. The man told police he told his wife he had to return his company vehicle, but would return shortly and take the baby. By the time he got back, though, the police were on scene.
Seems the couple’s neighbors called police right after Williams appeared at their door claiming there was someone in her house. “It’s a baby,” she said. “And it’s evil.”
The charging documents state that when police arrived at Williams’ apartment, they found the baby girl on the couch, gasping for air and covered in white powder. When officers brushed the powder away from her face, they saw that her eyes were red and swollen, there were apparent chemical burns on her mouth and a small amount of blood was present. Near the couch, a nearly empty 32-ounce jar of Totally Awesome Power Oxygen Base Cleaner. The detergent contained blue flecks similar to the blue flecks in the powder on the child’s face, police say. Also found nearby, an empty container of Morton’s salt.
Police said a combination of salt and detergent had been put on the baby’s face and pushed into her mouth.
“She was having problems getting this child to be calm or go to sleep,” said Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. “How or why she used soap and salt is really a mystery to us.”
When taken into custody, police say Williams “nonsensically” claimed to have seen a strange man standing near the baby, but failed to explain where he came from, where he disappeared to or what, exactly, he did to the child. Police say Williams also claimed she’d gone to get help from the neighbors when the baby’s eyes “went blue.” When asked how the baby got powder all over her face, Williams reportedly replied, “I didn’t do anything.” Betcha it was that bushy haired man we’re always hearing about. That f*cker is everywhere, always causing trouble…
Williams was ordered held on $100,000 bail. Authorities say she doesn’t have a criminal history, but may have mental health issues. The child was treated at the hospital and released.
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