Quincy Nanny Arraigned on Charge of Assault and Battery on a 1-Year-Old Child Who Subsequently Died
For Immediate Release January 22, 2013
Contact: Stephanie Chelf Guyotte/MaryBeth Long
CAMBRIDGE – A Quincy woman was arraigned today on a charge of assault and battery on a child for allegedly violently injuring a one-year-old female who subsequently died, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.
Aisling McCarthy Brady, 34, of Quincy, was arraigned today in Cambridge District Court on a charge of assault and battery on a child causing substantial bodily injury. Cambridge District Court Judge Michele Hogan held the defendant on a $500,000 bail with conditions that the defendant have no contact with the family of the child, no contact with kids under the age of 10, not engage in employment or volunteer work with kids, not engage in child care services, surrender her passport, and check in with probation. If the defendant posts bail, she is ordered to remain under house arrest with GPS monitoring.
The defendant’s next court date is February 22 for a pretrial hearing.
According to authorities, on January 14 at approximately 4:41p.m., Cambridge Police responded to Ash Street regarding an unresponsive infant, whereupon the child was found to be breathing but unconscious. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital in Boston where she was found to be suffering from subdural and retinal hemorrhaging, and cerebral swelling. She was also observed to have multiple healing bone fractures. On January 16, the child was pronounced brain dead and subsequently died.
It is alleged that on January 14, the child was in the care of the defendant, her nanny. Through their investigation, including interviews with witnesses, police determined that the defendant had sole custody of and contact with the child during the time that she sustained injuries consistent with abusive head trauma.
Further charges are anticipated following the conclusion of the final report by the Chief Medical Examiner.
These charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant District Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. The case is being investigated by State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Cambridge Police Department.
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