A Florida babysitter, Amber Christine Chapman, is accused of putting the four-year-old boy she was charged with into a working dryer.

According to an affidavit from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the 35-year-old woman was charged with a first-degree felony aggravated child abuse.

The investigation of the incident began in February when deputies responded to the ER at UF Health Leesburg Hospital in Lake County for a report of a young boy with bruises all over his face and body.

The detectives visited the child and got his description of what had happened. Based on the affidavit, the boy said that “Miss Amber” put him in the dryer with some towels, closed the door, and said he “went round and round.”

After a second medical examination, the Child Protection Team couldn’t yet determine whether the dryer was the cause of the boy’s injuries. Still, the severity of his injuries was consistent with what he told doctors and investigators.

Chapman was arrested on Saturday, then released on a $15,000 bond.


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