Police: York City woman assaulted, 'severely' injured child

Liz Evans Scolforo

York City Police are searching for a city woman who allegedly severely injured a 4-year-old girl after the child peed herself.

Breasjah Ann Fulp, 21, of 39 S. Hartley St., Apt. 2, has not yet been arrested or arraigned, according to court records.

York City Detective Kyle Hower on Monday filed charges against Fulp of aggravated assault, child endangerment and intimidation or obstruction in child abuse cases, court records state.

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He started investigating on Sept. 27 after being notified by the York County Office of Children, Youth and Families that the child had suffered "several severe injuries ... consistent with child abuse that caused the child to be admitted to Hershey Medical Center for several days," charging documents state.

Hower questioned Fulp the same day. She referred to the child as her stepdaughter and said the girl's injuries were caused by a fall down the stairs, documents state. But after more questioning, Fulp eventually admitted the child didn't fall down the stairs, according to police.

The little girl's grandmother, Marsha Jays, said Fulp isn't actually the child's stepmother. Rather, the child and Fulp's son are half-siblings, Jays said, and Fulp was baby sitting the girl at the time.

Child was crying: Fulp told officers the child urinated on herself and wouldn't stop crying, so Fulp slapped her in the head, causing the child to fall down and strike the back of her head on the floor, documents allege.

Fulp said she then grabbed the girl by the arm and dragged her, causing the child to "hit the door forcefully and then (fall) back against the hard floor again," documents state.

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The woman confessed she then picked up the child "and dropped her on the floor again," according to charging documents.

What witness saw: An eyewitness to the alleged assault told investigators Fulp hit the child with an open hand several times, then dragged the girl by her hair and dropped her on a sidewalk, documents state.

The eyewitness said Fulp then punched the child several times and dragged her around by her hair some more, according to documents.

The eyewitness also told Hower that Fulp "made several attempts to get her to lie to police" about how the child's injuries occurred, documents state.

Child doing OK: Jays said her granddaughter has physically recovered but was left traumatized.

"It's been a nightmare for us," she said, and described the girl as a fun-loving, witty child.

"We just want to see justice done," Jays said of her family.

Fulp could not be reached for comment.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call 911.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.