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Police arrested 22-year-old Jami Dudley at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, on charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to Rockland Deputy Chief Wally Tower, police received a complaint on Wednesday, Nov. 29, that an infant was at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport with severe internal trauma and bruising to her face.
Tower said that Dudley brought the child to the hospital for treatment. Due to the extent of injuries, the baby was transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
"It was determined that Ms. Dudley physically assault her baby by squeezing, shaking and slapping her because the baby would not sit still," said Tower.
Investigating the incident was Rockland Detective Russell Thompson, Detective Sgt. Jim Pease and Maine State Police Detective Dean Jackson.
An arrest warrant was issued Friday afternoon and Dudley was arrested at the Department of Health and Human Services office on Camden Street in Rockland after arriving there to sign paperwork related to the incident, according to Pease.
Tower said that charges against the mother were delayed a day pending an investigation, but also because officials were unsure if the baby would survive injuries.
"The baby remains at Maine Medical Center and she is now expected to survive," said Tower.
There is no word from the jail on Dudley's bail status.