By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Parents hire babysitters to watch and supervise their children. In most instances, the babysitter does a great job and there are no problems during the babysitting job. Unfortunately, there have been many incidents reported in which a babysitter intentionally or accidentally caused harm to a child. In Auburn, Washington, it was reported that a baby sitter has been charged with causing serious personal injuries to a 9 month old child under her care. Law enforcement officials have charged Dotty Reed with the crime of first degree child assault. The charges stem from an incident in which investigators and prosecutors believe that Reed slammed the boy’s head on the floor. This act was believed to be done out of frustration. The child was later examined by medical doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Medical doctors diagnosed the child with a severe brain injury. It was reported that the mother found this babysitter on Craigs List. For more information regarding this incident, see Washington Babysitter Charged with Crime Following Brain Injury to Child Under Her Care.
Craigslist can be a great way to buy and sell items. It can also be a great way to offer a job and / or to find a job. It should be pointed out that there is no quality control or background checks done by Craigslist with respect to job listings and opportunities.