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Child Protector Arrested

November 3, 2007 permalink

A Nevada child protector, Shajuan Ashley Bush, has been arrested for leaving her infant child alone. Another news source gives her name as Shajuan Huff-Bush.



Alyson McCarthy, Reporter

Woman Employed to Protect Children Arrested on Child Neglect

Shajuan Bush

A county employee whose job it is to protect children has been arrested for child neglect. It's believed the charge is related to the employee's own infant.

Eyewitness News just confirmed new details with Clark County officials -- including the fact that the young woman who was arrested will not be allowed to return to work pending the outcome of the investigation.

County officials say 24-year-old Shajuan Ashley Bush was arrested Thursday and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of child neglect.

The public information officer for the Clark County Department of Family Services confirms that Bush was an employee of that department when she was arrested. Her official position was family services specialist.

While we do not know what her specific job duties included, we do know she was not an investigator for Child Protective Services. We also know that the child Bush is accused of neglecting was not under the care of the county and was likely her own child.

A source familiar with the investigation tells Eyewitness News that a maintenance worker had entered Bush's apartment Thursday afternoon to make repairs and discovered a 3-and-a-half month old infant alone inside the apartment. County officials say that child is now safe, unharmed and in protective custody.

Shajuan Bush is scheduled to make her first appearance in Justice Court Saturday morning.

Source: KLAS-TV Las Vegas Now