Babysitter Abuses Child for the Weirdest Reason
Cases of babysitters abusing children are common. In March 2016, a 5 month old boy was abused by a babysitter and sustained serious injuries. The assault took place at the boy’s home in Lancaster. The babysitter was arrested and put in custody. The police received a call at 5.20pm from 43400 block of Gadsden Avenue in Los Angeles County. At that time the child was unconscious due to the injuries inflicted on him. The deputies immediately responded to this emergency and rushed to the residence and found the infant with his mother. The injuries he had were so serious that they took him to hospital. The boy had serious head injuries, lacerations caused by punches around his eyes and bruises on his upper part of the body.
Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau looked into the incidence and before the day ended they had arrested the suspected babysitter. The Sheriff’s Department took Brittany Ingrassi, 30, into custody for brutality to a child, an act which would have caused serious body injury or even lead to the death. The authorities looked into the background of Brittany and discovered that she was a longtime friend of the boy’s father. When the incident happened she was babysitting the boy. The reason why she cruelly attacked the infant was what shocked many people. She said she did it because she was jealous of the boy’s blue eyes.
Ingrassi was definitely not going to get away with that. In the same week she was arraigned in court on a charge of child cruelty. Records from Century Regional Detention Facility show that she was held in place of a $1 million bail. The baby later succumbed to injuries four days later and a GoFundMe page was set up to cover the boy’s medical and funeral expenses.