Fort Wayne woman charged with injuring child in her care

(Photo supplied/Allen County Jail)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): An 11-month-old child is recovering from being allegedly shaken by a 23-year-old woman that was taking care of him.

Nicole Cakora has been charged with neglect of a dependent and battery causing serious bodily injury, according to the Journal-Gazette.

Cakora claims that the child had actually gone down a slide face first and hit his chin, face, and chest in the process, according to court documents. She says the child calmed after about 30 minutes of crying and later ate lunch with other children.

After putting the boy down for a nap, she checked on him and discovered his eyes half open and that he was either hyperventilating or struggling to breathe. The boy was not responsive and didn’t wake up until she put ice and a cold rag on his head.


The boy was taken to the pediatric intensive care unit and doctors found bleeding on the brain and retinal hemorrhages, which indicates the child suffered a significant impact. The boy’s mother says Cakora was only caring for the boy for two days.

She was released from Allen County Jail on Thursday.


  1. This little boy has many many months of recovering. He remains in the hospital. He will have to relearn the last 11 mo of his little life. How in the hell can she be home with her child while this boy and his family are at the hospital still?


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