Mother of 15-month-old who was sexually abused to be charged with child abuse

By: Dee DeQuattro



Providence Police say they will charge the mother of a 15-month-old girl that was sexually assaulted last month with child abuse.

25-year-old Melissa Bibby will be arraigned on Wednesday after she brought her child to her daycare center last month and the facility discovered that the child had physical injuries and cried when her diaper was changed.

When notified of the situation, Bibby said she believed the injury to be diaper rash. The next day when she brought the baby back to the daycare Bibby was alerted again when the child would not stop crying.

This time Bibby brought the baby girl to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Hospital staff observed the injuries as sexually assault and notified authorities.

The baby’s siblings 4 and 7 are currently in the custody of DCYF.

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