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September 26, 2023

King City babysitter arrested for harming infant

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KING CITY — On Sept. 5, at about 2:10 p.m., officers from the King City Police Department responded to the 500 block of N. Vanderhurst Ave. regarding a 4-month-old girl not breathing. Upon arrival, they located an infant being attended to by adults in the carport area of the apartment complex. She was in medical distress and was immediately transported to Mee Memorial Hospital by paramedics.

After a series of medical diagnostic tests, it was determined the girl may have sustained a life-threatening brain injury consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. She was flown to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Stanford University Medical Center, where she remains in extremely critical condition.

Investigators learned that prior to the medical aid call, the infant was being cared for by a babysitter who was identified as Rosa Ramirez, a neighbor of the infant’s parents. During the investigation, sufficient probable cause was developed indicating Ramirez was responsible for the injuries to the baby.


Ramirez, 33, of King City was taken into custody Tuesday evening by police at about 8 p.m., and booked into the Monterey County Jail on the charge of child abuse on a child under the age of 5 causing great bodily injury. Her bail has been set at $250,000.

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