BUFFALO, Minn. - A Wright County daycare provider is charged with three felony counts of assault in connection with the alleged abuse of an 11 month old girl.
Robbin Rollag of Buffalo is charged with three counts of assault, two of malicious punishment of a child, and a single count of child neglect.
A Wright County deputy was called to the Buffalo Clinic on May 6 on a report of possible child abuse at a daycare. That deputy spoke with a doctor who told him an 11-month old girl had been brought to the clinic with a fractured leg, bruises and abrasions.
Investigators spoke with the child's parents and learned that she became concerned that evening when they brought the child home from daycare and she was unusually fussy, and would cry when her leg was touched.
Detectives talked to the daycare provider, Robbin Rollag, who told them the child was injured when they "wiped out" while sledding. She also allegedly told them the baby had suffered bruises and abrasions when another child pulled an exersaucer away from her.
When questioned days later, investigators say Rollag admitted to doing intentional harm to the 11-month-old. When asked why, Rollag reportedly replied "because she got to me."
Rollag also allegedly admitted to pushing the child down, hitting and pinching her, and dropping her.
If found guilty Robbin Rollag faces a possible five years in prison on each of six criminal counts.