Babysitter charged with aggravated assault
Hamilton police are asking anyone who may have had their children babysat by a 45-year-old woman to contact police, after a two-monthold baby girl allegedly suffered multiple broken bones at her hand.
Shelly Kuzyk was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault in relation to the infant’s injuries.
Kuzyk was babysitting when the baby girl was injured, police allege.
An investigation by the child abuse unit began April 17 after a McMaster Children’s Hospital doctor reported the injuries as suspicious, said Staff Sgt. Steve Hrab.
He would not elaborate on the injuries or how they may have been sustained, other than to say “multiple broken bones.” Nor would he comment on how long or often she may have watched the baby.
A woman by the same name was previously charged with the second-degree murder of her 15-month old godson in 1997.
Tristin Tooke died from severe head injuries.
Kuzyk was acquitted and no one else has ever been charged.
Hrab said police are “aware of her history.” He would not comment on whether the baby’s family knew of Kuzyk’s history.
Anyone with information about the alleged assault or had their children babysat by Kuzuk are asked to call Det. John Pauls at 905-546-3855.