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Samantha Hayes reporting A Park City woman is in jail tonight, charged with child abuse.
Summit County detectives say the woman cared for a one year old child who is now in the hospital in critical condition.
1 year old Nathan Malineux remains in a coma with severe head trauma, consistant with shaken baby syndrome.
His father says the arrest is a relief, allowing him to concentrate fully on his child as the investigation continues.
225 East Countryside Circle sits quiet tonight after deputies arrested 40 year old Maria Abigail Tiscareno and charged her with 2nd degree felony child abuse. Her home is a licenced day care in Park City.
DET. MIKE DORMAN/SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: "TODAY WE GOT A SEARCH WARRANT FROM THE COURT AND SERVED IT AT THE DAYCARE AND SEIZED A NUMBER OF ITEMS IN RELATION TO THE CASE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE WARRANT."
7:30 Friday morning, James Malineux dropped off his two children at the day care where they had been going since September. At 11 he was called to Primary Children's Hospital. His one year old, Nathan, wasn't breathing.
JAMES MALINEUX/NATHAN'S FATHER: "THEY ARE CONFIDENT HE'LL SURVIVE BUT HE'LL NEVER BE THE SAME. THE RIGHT HALF OF HIS BRAIN HAS BEEN DESTROYED. THEY INITIALLY THOUGHT HE'D BE PARALYZED BUT HE'S MOVED BOTH ARMS AND LEGS SO THAT'S NOT THE SITUATION ANYMORE."
Malineux says he trusted Tiscareno because she told him her qualifications included working for a pediatrician.
JAMES MALINEUX/NATHAN'S FATHER: BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN WITH....YOU DON'T EXPECT THIS FROM ANYBODY. HE WAS A SWEET BOY I DON'T SEE HOW ANYBODY COULD HURT HIM."
Detectives say Tiscareno had the day care for several years and to their knowledge was not investigated before this.
JAMES MALINEUX/ NATHAN'S FATHER: ITS A LOT OF STRESS TAKEN OFF MY SHOULDERS, I'M GLAD THE SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF HAS DONE THEIR JOB SO EFFICIENTLY THAT TO GET THIS PART DONE, GET IT OUT OF THE WAY SO I DON'T HAVE TO FOCUS ON THE INVESTIGATION AND MY KID AT THE SAME TIME.
A fund has been set up at Zions bank under Nathan Malineux to help with medical costs.