Ex-day care owner sentenced

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AIKEN - A woman who had been running an in-home daycare in Aiken has pleaded guilty to inflicting great bodily injury on a child and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Erica Paradise, 21, was accused of hitting a 7-month-old infant on the head and throwing her on a hardwood floor, causing the infant to have seizures, a skull fracture and hemorrhaging, said Brenda Brisbin, an assistant Aiken County solicitor. Ms. Brisbin said the incident occurred in November and was reported by a parent who was picking up her child and noticed the injured infant. Ms. Brisbin said Ms. Paradise told authorities that the baby was crying at the time and she lost her patience.

Ms. Paradise was sentenced on Monday, to include two years of community supervision following her prison sentence, Ms. Brisbin said.

Ms. Brisbin said the child is expected to make a full recovery.

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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 06/23/09 - 04:48 pm
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Erica needs to be picked up

Erica needs to be picked up and slammed onto hardwood floors also. Head 1st at that. If you can not deal with a baby crying you do not need to be running a flipping day care.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 06/23/09 - 04:49 pm
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6 years to light of a

6 years to light of a sentence!!!!

Frank I
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Frank I 06/23/09 - 04:53 pm
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especially considering the

especially considering the likely PERMANENT damage to the child

natashaleigh
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natashaleigh 06/23/09 - 06:52 pm
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it couldnt have been my child

it couldnt have been my child cause she would have gotten more than six years!!!!!!!!!

corgimom
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corgimom 06/23/09 - 07:54 pm
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If it had been my child, she

If it had been my child, she wouldn't have to worry about going to prison.

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