What to Know
- A Long Island woman was arrested after authorities found two young girls apparently beaten with a cord and bitten in her care
- Nicaisse Demonsieru faces charges of assault, child endangerment, resisting arrest and other offenses
- The two girls, ages 8 and 11, were taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment; their condition wasn't immediately clear
A 34-year-old Long Island woman has been arrested on child endangerment and assault charges after authorities say they found two young children in her care with bite marks -- and injuries consistent with being hit by a cord, officials say.
Child Protective Services workers conducting a welfare check at the New Cassel home Tuesday as part of an investigation found the two girls, ages 8 and 11, brutalized and bitten around 4 p.m. Tuesday. It's not clear if they were human or animal bites. The children were taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment; their condition wasn't immediately clear.
It wasn't until two days later, on Thursday, that Child Protective Services workers went back to the home of the kids' legal guardian, Nicaisse Demonsieru, with cops to arrest her. When she was told she was being taken into custody, authorities say Demonsieru grabbed a pill bottle and swallowed an unknown amount of medication.
She then allegedly violently pulled away from officers, causing a minor injury to one cop. After being apprehended, she and the injured cop were taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment, police say. Demonsieru was charged with obstruction and resisting arrest in addition to the assault and endangerment offenses.
She was expected to be arraigned Friday. It wasn't clear if she had an attorney.