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Woman Charged After Child Found With Burns in Paterson

By rlsmetro on

Passaic County authorities announced the arrest of Ms. Tashia Davis, 41, from Paterson. 

Police said Davis was arrested on April 9, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Paterson Police Department.

Police said Ms. Davis is charged on a summons complaint with one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of the Child.

According to police, on December 2, 2020, the Paterson Police Department responded to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson on a report of a 6-month-old child who has sustained 2nd-degree burns.

Prosecutor’s Office detectives interviewed the child’s sister and other witnesses. Based upon the investigation, Ms. Davis was charged.

The sentencing exposure on third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child is three to five years in New Jersey State Prison.

Ms. Davis was released and will be appearing in Central Judicial Processing Court on April 23.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident or other incidents regarding this individual to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or contact the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111.