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Long Island Babysitter Left Toddlers Home Alone, Police Say

Two infants were left home alone and unattended at a Fulton Avenue residence.
Two infants were left home alone and unattended at a Fulton Avenue residence. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Nassau County babysitter is facing child endangerment charges after leaving two infants unattended at her home, one of which suffered several injuries that required a trip to the hospital, police said.

Hempstead resident Rosa Blanca Landaverde Ayala, 45, was babysitting a 1- and 2-year-old boy at her Fulton Avenue home at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, when she left to go pick up additional children.

Police said that when she returned home, one of the children had bite marks, scrapes, bruises and swelling to his face. Ayala failed to notify the family of the child, and when his mother saw him when she picked her up, she brought him to the hospital.

Following the hospital visit, the mother notified the police and an investigation was launched, leading to Ayala’s arrest.

Ayala was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court on Main Street in Hempstead on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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