Stephanie Spurgeon is charged with one count of aggravated child abuse. She is presently incarcerated at the Pinellas County Jail. Meanwhile, the one-year-old infant she allegedly abused remains hospitalized in serious condition at a local medical center. Ms. Spurgeon owned and operated a licensed day care out of her home. According to investigators, the infant had been left in the care of Ms. Spurgeon for the first time when the infant’s injuries allegedly were sustained. According to news sources, when family members left the infant in the care if Ms. Spurgeon, the infant appeared alert and happy. However, when the family members returned to pick the infant up from the daycare, the infant was nearly unresponsive. The infant was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and observed to have injuries matching Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Detectives are asking that individuals interested in reporting allegations of child abuse, involving Ms. Spurgeon, to please call Crimes against Children Detectives at 1-727-582-6200 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.