Daycare Worker Pleads Guilty To Injuring Baby
A former Gallatin County day care provider who admitted to breaking the leg of an infant she was watching has been given a three-year deferred sentence. Erin Renee Cooper plead guilty Wednesday to criminal endangerment as part of a plea deal that dropped her initial charge of felony assault on a minor.
Cooper had admitted she “used too much pressure” while changing the six-month-old boy’s diaper in January 2015. The boy’s mother says Cooper told her she heard a popping sound during the incident. The baby was taken to a hospital, where doctors determined his right femur was fractured.