Babysitter accused of beating toddler: Family preparing to say goodbye

The 3-year-old is now being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

The 3-year-old is now being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A baby-sitter has been arrested and is facing charges after authorities say she so badly abused a 3-year-old girl that the child is now hospitalized with brain damage. WLWT says court records show Partin told investigators she shook Hannah.

When the first responders arrived they found the three-year-old unresponsive, struggling to breathe and with evident bruises on her head and face, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Monday.

Although she's just 3 years old, Hannah Wesche has a personality that "shines".

Jason Wesche said his daughter is not expected to survive. The call occurred shortly after Hannah's father dropped her off to Partin around 7 a.m on March 8.

Deputies were called after Wesche left the girl with Partin Thursday morning.

The girl was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital before being transferred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Hannah Wesche in a photo from WCMH.

"I babysit kids. He just dropped her off and all of a sudden she just passed out", she told a 911 dispatcher, the news station reported.

Babysitter accused of beating toddler: Family preparing to say goodbye

"Within the next couple of days, we've been told that it's going to come to an end", he told a judge, according to Fox 19 Cincinnati.

Pictured, Butler County, Ohio babysitter, Lindsay Partin.Hannah Wesche aunt: 'In order to do something like this to an innocent, fragile child, you would have to be a monster'. At the hospital, detectives and hospital staff found additional bruising on the toddler's body.

"I mean it unimaginable".

She explained: 'We have to sit here and look at our dead little Hannah and just wait for these exams to tell us what we already know'. Cases like this rip your heart out.

According to the family, Hannah had been punched and was passed out. I don't understand why or how anyone harms a child'.

Offered the sheriff, 'Get background checks, talk to neighbors, friends and family members before letting anyone watch your children, know who you are leaving your babies with'. She was reportedly released from jail Monday after posting $30,000 bond.

Partin is expected to appear in court Monday for an arraignment.

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