2-month-old hospitalized with broken bones, babysitter arrested - WSMV Channel 4

2-month-old hospitalized with broken bones, babysitter arrested

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Jessica Watkins has been charged with aggravated child abuse. Jessica Watkins has been charged with aggravated child abuse.
CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The babysitter accused of sending a 2-month-old Clarksville baby to a Nashville hospital with broken bones, turned herself into authorities Saturday afternoon.

The Clarksville child was treated for a broken leg, collar bone and femur at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in September.

Police had issued an aggravated child abuse warrant for Jessica Watkins, 33, who had been babysitting the child the day his injuries were discovered.

Watkins faces aggravated child abuse and neglect charges.

The 2-month-old was brought to a hospital by his mother after police say Watkins called her and stated the child had a swollen leg.

Upon her arrest, police say Watkins admitted she heard a pop when she removed the child from the car that day.

Neighbor Christina Mosier said it's hard to believe something like this would happen in her own neighborhood.

"I feel scared that somebody would come into this neighborhood and actually do that to any of these children."

Watkins was booked into the Montgomery County jail. Her bond is set at $50,000.

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