PAPILLION, Neb. -- A Sarpy County woman is charged with intentional child abuse, a felony, related to an alleged incident in her home child care.
Diane Honaker, 50, was arrested after parents of a six-month-old child discovered the baby was injured.
According to Sarpy County investigators, the parents of the unnamed child took the six-month-old to the hospital on Nov. 12 An examination determined the child's injuries were the result of being shaken.
"Our investigators went to the hospital and interviewed the doctors there and the family, and it was determined that most likely, the injuries occurred at an in-home day care," said Sarpy County Lt. Mark Trapp.
Honaker was arrested following an interview with investigators.
The child's current condition is unknown, but investigators told KETV NewsWatch 7 it did not appear the baby's injuries were life threatening. The baby was throwing-up blood before the parents took the child to the hospital. Doctors found blood on the child's brain.
Trapp said the injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
The Nebraska Department of Social Services issued an emergency order on Monday to close Honaker's child care, at 15821 Briar Street. Emergency orders are issued when necessary to protect the immediate safety of a child, according to the state.
Trapp said the baby girl may have had allergies and that may be what have led to what happened in the day care.
"It's not uncommon to see a child of that age that's fussy and people that are trying to stop that child from crying," Trapp said. "This obviously is not the way to do it and causes some pretty severe injuries."
Honaker was held in the Sarpy County jail on $75,000 bond, with a court appearance set for Thursday. Copyright 2010 by KETV.com. All rights