On September 16, 2021, Bradenton PD detectives responded to Manatee Memorial Hospital to assist Child Protective Services with an injured child investigation. The report stated a four-month-old child suffered a leg fracture and was being transferred to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.
Subsequent investigation determined the incident took place at the Laugh and Learn Daycare, 200 3rd Ave E in Bradenton. Detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for security camera footage from the daycare. The footage showed an employee, Thalia Camarillo of Ellenton, hitting the infant with an open hand several times. The video then shows her aggressively twisting and bending the infant’s right leg, causing the injury.
Today, September 22, 2021, Camarillo was arrested and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, a first-degree felony. This investigation is ongoing. The video is evidence and will not be released at this time.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Santana at (941) 932-9355. You may also email your information to BPDTIPS@BRADENTONPD.COM or remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll-free) 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.