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Woman charged after infant sent to Yellowknife hospital with 'life-altering' injuries

Toddler also reportedly assaulted
Yellowknife RCMP have charged a 41-year-old woman after an infant and a toddler were allegedly assaulted.

A 41-year-old woman is facing charges of aggravated assault and assault after an infant was admitted to Stanton Territorial Hospital with 'life-altering injuries of a suspicious nature,' according to Yellowknife RCMP.

The baby had to be transported to Edmonton for further treatment.

Although the charges were made public on Monday afternoon, the RCMP were notified of the incident on April 24.

Yellowknife RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit was brought in to assist. The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority and the Child and Adolescent Protection Centre in Edmonton also aided the investigation.

Police say they learned that the woman also allegedly assaulted a toddler, although that child's injuries were less severe.

The accused, who was not identified in Monday's RCMP news release, appeared before a justice of the peace. She has been released and is scheduled to appear in Yellowknife Territorial Court at a later date.

There was no update on the baby's condition.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at . In the event of an emergency call, 911.

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