Crime

Day care worker accused of child abuse freed on bail

Rebecca Wilt Jackson
Rebecca Wilt Jackson Mecklenburg County jail

A Charlotte day care worker was released on $10,000 bail from the Mecklenburg County jail on Saturday after being arrested and charged Friday night in the abuse of a 5-month-old baby girl.

Rebecca Wilt Jackson, 45, alias Rebecca Wilt, was charged with intentional child abuse, inflicting serious bodily injury.

Police said the infant was found unconscious and seriously injured May 6 at the Easter Seals UCP Children’s Center on Marsh Road. The infant remains in serious condition at Carolinas Medical Center, police said. Police did not disclose the infant’s injuries in announcing Jackson’s arrest late Friday.

During the investigation, police said, they obtained information and evidence that identified Jackson as the suspect in the case and signed warrants for her arrest. Police said they located her Friday evening and arrested her without incident.

Jackson was taken to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters, where she was interviewed by a detective.

In a statement, Easter Seals UCP said Jackson “had already been removed from the facility and is no longer employed by Easter Seals UCP.

“We continue to cooperate with authorities in their investigation of the incident,” the statement said. “We want to reiterate that the child and her family remain in our thoughts and prayers. If the allegations in Charlotte are substantiated, they would stand in complete contradiction to Easter Seals UCP’s principles and values.”

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