A California babysitter has been taken back into custody following an alleged child abuse incident earlier this year that left a toddler with a brain bleed. Courtney Nicole Bias, 29, is facing charges of felony assault of a child resulting in great bodily injury, felony child abuse with great bodily injury, and an enhancement for great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old. The incident occurred in March, leaving 13-month-old Levi Anderson hospitalized with severe injuries, including blood in his spinal column, liver malfunction, bleeding behind both eyes, and a brain bleed.
Courtney Nicole Bias, a California babysitter, has been arrested again after an alleged child abuse incident that occurred earlier this year. The incident left a 13-month-old toddler, Levi Anderson, with a brain bleed and other serious injuries. Bias is facing charges of felony assault of a child resulting in great bodily injury, felony child abuse with great bodily injury, among others. She is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
The incident took place in March when Levi Anderson was left in the care of Bias at her home-based daycare. When Levi’s mother, Christin Anderson, picked him up, she noticed that he was unresponsive and immediately called 911. Levi was rushed to the hospital, where doctors discovered a brain bleed, blood in his spinal column, liver malfunction, and bleeding behind both eyes. The injuries that the child suffered from were consistent with those caused by shaken baby syndrome, according to the Hanford Police Department.
Bias was initially arrested in April on a charge of felony child abuse resulting in great bodily injury but was released on bail. However, she was arrested again last Friday on the additional charges. The Anderson family expressed relief that Bias is back in custody, stating that justice will be served. They also discovered that the babysitter did not have a state license, despite being recommended by someone they trusted.
Levi Anderson, now undergoing a non-traditional outpatient therapy program, has retained his personality but lost mobility on his left side. The family has set up a GoFundMe page to cover medical expenses, including necessary recovery tools, travel expenses, bills, and home modifications to make life easier for Levi. The victim’s aunt urges people to contribute, emphasizing that no donation is too small.
Courtney Nicole Bias, the California babysitter accused of child abuse, is facing serious charges after an incident that left a toddler with a brain bleed and other severe injuries. The legal proceedings are ongoing, and Bias has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Levi Anderson continues his recovery, supported by his family and a non-traditional outpatient therapy program.