Unlicensed Caregiver Charged with Child Abuse
Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center was called for an unresponsive 10 month old infant at a home in Mardela Springs. Officials say the child suffered from multiple skull fractures and brain bleeds – and was flown from TidalHealth to Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC. Investigation showed a 4 year old child was found with a bruise to the forehead. The injuries to both children were inflicted by their unlicensed caregiver, 45 year old Nicole Bochenek, who was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges:
- Child Abuse 1st Degree: Severe Physical injury (x 3)
- Child Abuse 1st Degree: Ongoing course of conduct
- Assault 1st Degree
- Assault 2nd Degree
- Child Abuse 2nd Degree
Bochenek was released on house arrest after a bond hearing Friday.
Anyone with information should contact the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center at 410-726-5674.