The mother of a 3-year-old girl and a babysitter are facing child endangerment charges in Luzerne County Court for alleged injuries the toddler sustained to her arm and face.
Tasha C. Adomshick, 22, of Walnut Street, Freeland, failed to protect her daughter and provide medical care for a broken arm, according to court records.
Police in Freeland and Sugarloaf allege the toddler sustained a broken arm, a burn mark on her hand and bruises and cuts on her face while being watched by Nicole Marie Traub during weekends in October and November. Traub, 27, of Turkey Path Road, Sugarloaf, told police the toddler sustained the injuries by falling asleep on toys and falling off a swing, according to the criminal complaint.
Adomshick is facing a single count of child endangerment and Traub is facing two counts of child endangerment in county court.
According to the criminal complaints:
Luzerne County Children and Youth Services told police on Nov. 20 that the toddler had suspicious injuries.
Traub told police she babysat the toddler the weekend of Oct. 26, and the girl fell asleep on toys, causing a bruise under her eye. Traub said she babysat the toddler the weekend of Nov. 11, saying the girl fell off a swing.
Traub did not see any injuries on the toddler until the next day, she said, when she noticed the toddler’s arm begin to swell. Traub also suggested the toddler might have sustained a hand burn on a candle, the complaint states.
Police allege the burn on the toddler’s hand is consistent with a cigarette. Adomshick told police she took her daughter to a physician for the arm injury on Nov. 14.
Police allege in the complaint that Adomshick ignored the physician’s instructions to take the child to Geisinger Wyoming Valley medical facility to have a cast put on the toddler’s arm. Adomshick told police she did not take her daughter to the hospital because she did not have transportation, according to the complaint.
Adomshick and Traub remain free on bail. They could not be reached for comment on Thursday.