A 10-year-old girl from Beloit is facing charges of child abuse.
Last Friday, a 23-month old girl was taken to a Beloit hospital by her mother, who thought the child was injured from falling out of a crib. But police say the child injuries were sustained from being abused over a period of time.
Captain Bill Tyler says their investigation led them to the babysitter, a 10-year-old girl who was not related to the toddler. The girl was arrested and referred to juvenile authorities after admitting to the abuse.
The investigation is ongoing. Police say the baby is expected to recover, although it could be a long process and she could have developmental problems.