CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A Quincy nanny has been arrested on charges of assault and battery on a child who died last week.
Authorities allege that 34-year-old Aisling McCarthy Brady injured a one-year-old girl who was in her care.
“This is an extremely troubling case, where we allege the defendant violently assaulted a one-year-old child, causing a devastating head injury and broken bones,” Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said. “Children are our most vulnerable victims and where, as here, the offender has been entrusted with the care of a child who depends on them, the allegations are all the more egregious.”
On January 14, Cambridge Police responded to Ash Street regarding an unresponsive infant. The child was breathing but unconscious. She was transported to Children’s Hospital in Boston where she was found to have severe head injuries and bone fractures.
Two days later, the child was pronounced brain dead and subsequently died.
Brady will be arraigned in Cambridge District Court on Tuesday.
Further charges are anticipated following the conclusion of the final report by the Chief Medical Examiner.