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Nanny Charged with Abuse of Nine-Month-Old Bernards Infant

Laura M. Gonzalez, 38, of Paterson, has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Child Abuse of a nine-month-old infant in her care according to the Somerset County Prosecutor. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson woman has been charged with abusing a nine-month-old infant from Bernards Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Laura M. Gonzalez of East 22nd Street, Paterson, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth degree child abuse.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office received a call from Morristown Medical Center on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 that the infant had been brought to the emergency room suffering with a fractured right femur, a distal tibia, and a fractured left ankle.

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An investigation conducted by detectives with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit revealed that the injuries occurred to the infant while under the care of Gonzalez, who was employed as the child’s nanny. 

Gonzalez is lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at (908) 231-7100 or via the STOPit app by downloading STOPit to your smart phone at Google Play or the Apple iTunes Store and enter the access code SOMERSETNJ.

Also, anonymous tips can also be made by calling the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. 

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