Babysitter detained after toddler with multiple head injuries dies


Police have detained a 28-year-old female babysitter as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Raheem Fung, a one-year-old boy from Circuitville, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, who was on a life-support machine at the Georgetown Public Hospital, suffering from multiple head injuries.

The child passed away Monday at the GPHC.

The 28-year-old babysitter is from Yarrowkabra,  Soesdyke-Linden Highway, and the incident is said to have occurred between July and September 15, 2023.

Fung is the son of Rhonda Kortright and Kevin Fung, who reside at Circuitville. The babysitter is the niece of Kevin Fung and she resides at Yarrowkabra with her one-year-old daughter.

According to a statement from Polic Headquarters, in July 2023, Rhonda and Kevin agreed to leave Raheem in the care and custody of the 28-year-old, who would take care of him from Monday to Saturday due to their busy work schedule.

Sometime during the month of August 2023, the babysitter contacted Rhonda and informed her that Raheem had fallen and hit his head. He was taken to the GPHC with a swollen forehead, and he was treated and sent away in a healthy condition, after which he remained in the care and custody of the 28-year-old.

On Friday last, at about 19:30 hrs, the sitter again contacted Rhonda, this time informing her that Raheem had caught a seizure and lost consciousness.

He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Center by his mother, where he was examined by a Doctor on duty and transferred to GPHC, where he was admitted as a patient in the ICU, on a life-support machine, suffering from multiple head injuries.

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