Woman shook three-month-old child blind then dumped her with boyfriend while she met internet stranger for sex
A woman who blinded a three month-old girl when she tried to stop her crying has been jailed for three years.
Agnieszka Barcentewicz, 29, left the three-month-old infant with severe brain damage after shaking her four or five times, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.
The child, now two-and-a-half, is at a greater risk of sudden death in childhood and predicted to have a shorter life expectancy than average as a result of the incident on April 18, 2010.
The baby was transferred to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital because her injuries were so severe
She has a mental age of six months and suffered a visual impairment ‘so bad she would probably need to be registered as blind’.
Barcentewicz then abandoned the baby leaving it in the care of her boyfriend, Madasar Shah, at their home in Stratford, east London, to enjoy a liaison with a man she met on a sex search site.
She told police, however, that she fed the baby at about 2pm then went to collect her mobile phone, left in an Indian restaurant the previous night. She then went food shopping, she lied.
When the baby became unwell, Shah called the emergency services and the baby was rushed to hospital. He also contacted Barcentewicz, but she didn't appear to be upset when she arrived at the hospital.
Doctors noted the injuries were non-accidental and informed the police, the court heard.
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