Knightdale daycare worker accused of fracturing leg of 6-month-old baby

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WTVD) -- An employee at a Knightdale daycare faces felony charges after she twisted a child's leg, fracturing it, according to newly-released documents.

An arrest warrant alleges Kimberly Boykin showed 'a reckless disregard for human life by committing a grossly willful act and committing a grossly negligent omission' in not reporting the abuse.

It happened at Widewaters Learning Center on Flat Rock Park Drive. The warrant revealed the child had an oblique fracture of the left femur. The child was six months old, according to a warrant filed Monday.
Boykin was charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury.

Boykin, who has a Middlesex address, turned herself in Raleigh on Monday afternoon. She has a Sept. 17 court date.

A daycare staff member told ABC11 Boykin no longer works there.

In a release, Knightdale Police referenced an incident from April where a mother noticed her child acting odd after being picked up from daycare. An evaluation later revealed the child's injuries. Child Protective Services, the Safe Child Advocacy Center, and the Wake County District Attorney's Office all worked the investigation.

"Those responsible for the care of our young and elderly citizens hold a position of enormous trust," said Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps. "We expect care providers to render services compassionately and in accordance with the highest standards. It now falls to the administration and the employees of the daycare center to work diligently to rebuild that trust."
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