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Tampa woman accused of fracturing 4-year-old girl's arm

TAMPA — A 29-year-old woman was arrested Thursday, accused of fracturing a 4-year-old girl's arm before dropping her off at day care, police said.

Nicole Rosetta Williams, who lives with the girl's mother, left her apartment at 2450 Hillsborough Ave. to drop the girl off at a day care center on April 17. When the girl arrived, she held her arm as she cried and screamed, an arrest affidavit shows.

Day care employees thought her shoulder may be dislocated. The girl was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where doctors discovered she had sustained a fracture. The girl told police Williams had twisted her arm in the car before arriving at the day care center, the Tampa police affidavit shows.

Williams faces an aggravated child abuse charge.

At her first appearance in a Hillsborough court Friday morning, a judge ordered Williams, who has worked as a nurse assistant for the past four years, to have no contact with the girl.

Williams was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where she remained Friday morning in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Tampa woman accused of fracturing 4-year-old girl's arm 05/10/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 10, 2013 12:30pm]
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