An illegal alien is accused of severely abusing the baby she was taking care of, and now she is hoping to avoid jail by begging to be deported.
The incident reportedly took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, at an unlicensed day care run by Elvira Ortega. Police say Ortega admitted to slamming the baby boy, who was less than a year old, on his feet to the bathroom floor. The impact caused both of his legs to break.
Local authorities would not disclose Ortega’s immigration status, and local media are glossing it over as well. However, the fact that she said she would rather be deported than face time in an American jail make her current status clear.
A 66-year-old unlicensed day care worker is facing felony child abuse charges after a baby boy in her care went to the hospital with two broken legs, according to KSTU.
Elvira Ortega, who runs an unlicensed day care out of her Salt Lake City, Utah home, is accused of intentionally inflicting serious physical harm on the child, Salt Lake Police Det. Greg Wilking said.
Salt Lake County court documents state Ortega was caring for the boy, who is less than a year old, when the injuries happened Feb. 23. Det. Wilking said Ortega was caring for multiple other children at the in-home day care.
Ortega later admitted to Salt Lake Police she slammed down the child feet-first on the bathroom floor, breaking both of the child’s legs below the knees.
Police said Ortega also told them she would “rather be deported than go to jail.”
Authorities declined to comment on Ortega’s immigration status citing department policy but did say they thought she might be a flight risk.