Woman accused of child abuse while babysitting

Police say Melita McGee is charged with aggravated child abuse. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Panama City woman is facing charges after they say a child in her care had a broken leg.

Panama City Police arrested Melita McGee, 49, on a count of aggravated child abuse Friday.

Police say McGee admitted to drinking while babysitting the victim during a 12-hour period, but denied hurting the victim. Police said the child had a non-displaced transverse fracture of the left femur, which a medical professional deemed intentional and consistent with physical abuse.

Police say no other person helped McGee care for the child.

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