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Ex-Davenport child care provider sentenced in injury case

October 26, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A former Davenport in-home daycare provider have been given a suspended 25-year prison sentence and placed on four years’ probation for a 2017 incident that left an infant in her care seriously injured.

The Quad-City Times reports that 46-year-old Amy Ellen Smith received the sentence Friday after a judge rejected her requests for a deferred judgment, which could have seen the felony expunged from her record.

Smith will not have to serve the prison sentence if she successfully completes her probation.

Smith pleaded guilty in August to neglect of a dependent person and child endangerment with injury.

Police were called April 27, 2017, for a report of child abuse involving a baby boy who had suffered broken bones while in Smith’s care. Police later learned a baby girl had been injured in Smith’s care in November 2015.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com