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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 22, 2006

Infant's injuries investigated

Advertiser Staff

Police have opened an assault investigation after an infant girl was brought to a hospital with multiple fractures.

The 2-month-old girl was admitted to the Kapi'olani Medical Center's emergency room Wednesday because she was having difficulty breathing, police said. Doctors discovered that the girl had many bone fractures, and she was placed in the pediatric intensive care unit, where she remains.

Police last night said it was not known how the girl suffered her injuries, but police have classified the case as a first-degree assault. No one has been arrested in the case.


A 50-year-old Wai'anae woman was arrested yesterday after five children under her foster care complained of being abused.

The woman was booked for investigation of second-degree assault and abuse of a household member. Charges against her were pending last night.

Police said the children, three boys and two girls ages 8 to 15, told police they were repeatedly beaten and abused from 2004 to 2005.