Day Care Worker Allegedly Twisted Baby's Leg Until It Broke: Cops

Kimberly Boykin, 51, is charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury following the April incident, according to police.
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A North Carolina day care employee is accused of breaking the leg of an infant in her care. 

Kimberly Boykin, 51, was charged Monday with felony negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury following an April incident, according to police. 

An arrest warrant filed Monday alleges that Boykin "willfully twisted the left femur" of a 6-month-old baby, breaking the child's leg. She also allegedly didn't report the incident in spite of having "several opportunities to do so," the warrant states. 

The mother of the child became suspicious after she noticed the baby was not behaving normally, police said. 

The incident occurred on April 23 at Widewaters Learning Center in Knightdale, according to police.

"Widewaters Learning Center cares deeply about the safety of our children, and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards for our employees," the day care facility said in a statement.

"We are actively investigating this situation involving a former employee, and we will continue to cooperate with the relevant authorities."

Boykin is free on $50,000 bail. She has not yet entered a plea.

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