A 36-year-old nurse at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is facing charges after police say she tried to hide the fact that a young boy was abused by a man in her home.
Sirializ Ortero was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a minor and cruelty to a person. Police said she tried to conceal the boy’s injuries.
Robert Fraleigh, a spokesperson for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
"We just became aware of this development and we are currently gathering more information related to it. Until we have all the facts, it would be premature to comment any further."
A spokesperson for CCMC said Ortero has been placed on administrative leave.