Babysitter charged with injuring a 9-month-old girl

A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly failed to report a broken left femur to a 9-month-old girl she was babysitting, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.
Tania Harris was charged Monday with injury to a child, a second-degree felony.
Officers were dispatched at 12:17 a.m. Saturday to Midland Memorial Hospital in reference to a 9-month-old girl that had been admitted with a broke right wrist and left femur, the affidavit stated.
The medical staff at the hospital stated the broken wrist was a past healing injury, while the left femur injury was recent, the affidavit detailed. The mother of the child stated the wrist injury was reported to her a month ago by the babysitter after Harris stated she had slipped and fell with the child.
While at the hospital, the mother of the child received a telephone call from Harris that she felt terrible for failing to disclose to her the injury to the child’s femur, the affidavit detailed.
Harris reportedly told the child’s mother the injury was a result of her falling again with the child in her hand after tripping on a toy inside the house. Harris stated the fall happened June 19 and she was fearful of losing the paid job after falling a second time with the child.
Harris was interviewed on Monday and admitted to failing to report the injury to the 9-month-old and failing to seek medical attention for the child in both incidents, which resulted in a broken wrist and left femur, the affidavit stated.
Harris was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She had one bond totaling $50,000 and posted bail on Tuesday, jail records show.