Disturbing Child Abuse Case
By: CJ Cassidy
Cape Girardeau, MO -I
irardeau take on a disturbing case involving the abuse of an eight month old baby.
he child's mother now sits in jail facing felony abuse charges.
woman who knows the baby's mother, spotted bruises on the child and called police.
ow, investigators say there's no telling what might have happened if
aniel hadn't stepped up.
don't know how anyone can sit there and burn a baby with some curling irons
," Daniel says.
disbelief didn't stop her from calling police.
aniel noticed something very wrong with her friend's baby girl when she stopped by to check on her.
he had one blister in her head one blister in bottom of her foot blisters all over her leg front and back ones on back of her leg so bad
that the word
onair off the curling iron was imprinted on her legs
in two spots," she recalls.
aniel says the baby's mother
left her child with a 17 year old while she travelled out of state.
hen police showed up
itter allegedly admitted to burning the baby's forehead by accident when she tried curling her hair.
ut here's what's shockin
the teen then told investigators she saw
iebert burn the child with the curling iron to stop her crying.
he also claims
iebert handed her a tube of make-up to cover-up the burns.
iebert denies hurting her child.
t was determined those burns were caused and were inappropriate in nature
were caused for discipline
," Sgt. Barry Hovis with the Cape Girardeau Police Department says.
t's a power and control issue
waltney with the
aniel did exactly what she should have.
f anyone suspects
a child's being abused or neglected it's imperative that they get involved timeliness is essential in these cases
," she says.
he baby was disabled knew she couldn't fend for herself by me being close to her it could have kept going on led up to death or anything
," Daniel says.
he baby has been treated and released from a hospital
and is in protective custody.
iebert is being held on
bond at the
ncidentally this is
and police want to remind you
if you suspect anyone of abusing or neglecting a child to please call them immediately.
ou can even stay anonymous