Napa Police arrested a 35-year-old Napa woman for suspected child abuse Wednesday after she brought her 7-week-old infant to the Kaiser Hospital emergency room in Vallejo with skull fractures, the agency reported.
Jacqueline Javar delivered the infant, who was experiencing severe seizures, to the ER at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, police said.
Napa Police began their investigation when hospital staff found "significant" skull fractures as well as bone fractures in other areas of her body, police said.
Doctors who treated the child, as well as medical experts in child abuse, said the infant's injuries were consistent with intentional child abuse, police said. Javar was living with the child at a residence in the 1400 block of Lincoln Avenue when the suspected abuse occurred, police said.
Javar was arrested Wednesday after being interviewed at the police department. She was booked into the Napa County jail for possible charges of willful injury of a child.
The infant has been released from the hospital and placed in custody of Child Welfare Services, police said.