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EMT rescues own baby from daycare

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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL - A Russell County infant is back at home after she sustained serious injures at what authorities are calling an unlicensed daycare.

31-year-old Sherae Reich is charged with felony child abuse. Authorities say she admitted to shaking the two and a half month old baby on multiple occasions.

Officials say it all happened Reich's home, where she babysat children from three different families, including her own four children. She is also pregnant with her fifth.

Reich called the baby's mother, who works as an EMT in Phenix City, was called to the home on Wednesday after the baby was injured.

The baby was airlifted to Atlanta. Doctors say she had bleeding in her brain and behind her eyes, consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

They also confirmed this was not the first time the baby was shaken. Officials say Reich admitted to shaking the baby on a previous occasion when she wouldn't stop crying.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says Reich and the baby's mother were mutual friends who both have husbands in the military.

Taylor says Reich has been babysitting children for a long time and in multiple cities. She reportedly told authorities in her interview Friday she has watched up to 11 children at a time.

Reich's bond was set at $10,000 and she was released from the Russell County Jail Friday. Authorities are now checking all the children, including her own, who she babysat for any type of abuse. They say she could be in danger of losing custody of her children.

Officials say they will also look into violations of running a daycare without a license.

The baby is now back at home in stable condition.

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