Mother charged over alleged neglect of newborn after baby left with permanent disabilities

A mother has been charged over the alleged neglect of her seven-week-old baby boy, who doctors say has been left with permanent disabilities.

The 27-year-old woman was arrested at a home at Dundas just before 9am yesterday following an ongoing investigation by State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

Officers launched the investigation after the infant was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead suffering ongoing seizures in April.


At the time, doctors told police the boy had suffered brain, eye and spinal injuries, which have left him with permanent disabilities.

After being arrested yesterday, the woman was taken to Granville Police Station and charged with not provide for child, cause danger of serious injury.


She was granted bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 17 July.

Police will allege in court the child had been suffering seizures for at least 24 hours before the woman sought medical attention.

The child is now in the care of relatives and police say investigations into the circumstances surrounding the boy’s injuries are continuing.