Babysitter charged with criminal abuse of a child

Erin Thompson
Erin Thompson

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Nicholasville have charged a woman with criminal abuse after they say a 4-month old girl in the woman’s care showed up at UK Medical Center with serious physical injuries.

On Tuesday, officers say Jessamine Co. EMS received a medical emergency call from 34-year-old Erin Thompson’s home in Nicholasville, where she reportedly runs a babysitting business.

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EMS took an injured child from the home to UK Hospital for treatment and evaluation.  At about 2:00 p.m. that same day, officers say they received a call from UK Hospital notifying them of the incident.  Investigators went to the hospital, and developed information that led to charges against Thompson.

She has been charged with criminal abuse against a child 12 or under.

The 4-month-old is currently in intensive care with serious injuries to multiple places.

Police are asking if anyone had taken their child to Erin Thompson and suspected anything to give them a call.