Police: Plano Area Woman Accused of Harming Baby
Six-month-old child showed signs of being shaken and suffering an impact to the head in February, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's office news release.
A 46-year-old Plano area woman was arrested Monday for allegedly harming a 6-month-old baby in her care on Feb. 24, Kendall County Sheriff’s police said in a news release.
Cynthia J. Rosenwinkel, of the 1400 block of Little Rock Road, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child, according to the news release. The more serious count is a Class X felony, which typically is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Rosenwinkel is not the child’s mother, according to Deputy Craig French. He said that because of the baby’s age, authorities cannot determine the extent or lasting effects of the child’s head injuries.
Rosenwinkel’s bail was set at $500,000, which requires posting $50,000 to be released from jail while the case is pending.
The Sandwich Fire Protection District was called to a single family home in the 1400 block of Little Rock Road about 11:50 a.m. Feb. 24. The six-month-old child had suffered head injuries and was taken to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. The baby later transferred to Rockford Memorial Hospital.
Kendall County Sheriff’s police were notified the next day that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had started an investigation after medical professionals determined the baby’s injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome, the news release stated. Detectives also determined that the baby had received an impact to the head, according to the news release.