SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — The discovery of a 3-month-old baby covered in feces and urine in Brooklyn has led to the arrest of a mother detained for child-related incidents at least nine times before, sources said Friday.
Police responded to reports of a child possibly left alone at an apartment on Batchelder Street between Avenue V and W Thursday around 5 a.m., NYPD officials said.
Responding officers said they were greeted by Yasheameia Hamilton, but noticed roaches scattering throughout the apartment.
Lights were not working inside the unit, and her infant child appeared to have dry skin, police said.
Upon further inspection, police realized the the baby, who was born in November, had a soiled diaper and clothing, they said.
The NY Daily News described the child as being "covered" in feces and urine, and reported her clothing was "soaked."
Hamilton was arrested and faces a charge of acting injurious to a child, police said.
This is not Hamilton's first run-in with law enforcement over her alleged mistreatment of children, sources said.
Sources said in 2012, Hamilton was arrested for allegedly throwing a child, who was inside of a stroller, down train station stairs.
In 2016, sources said she was arrested for allegedly stepping on a 3-year-old child's back.
Seven other incidents involving children are sealed, according to sources.
PIX11 News obtained this statement from Eric Ferrero with ACS:
“Our top priority is protecting the safety and well being of all children in New York City. We immediately took action to secure the safety of this child, and we are working with the NYPD to investigate this case.”