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Parents: Babysitter's police ties stalled son's abuse case

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii couple thought it was an added bonus that the woman they paid to watch their 17-month-old son was married to a Honolulu police officer.

But Chelsea and Rey Valiente now believe the baby sitter's police connection is the reason there have been no arrests two years after their son was severely injured at her home day care.

After online news site Civil Beat detailed the family's story, Acting Chief Cary Okimoto said he ordered an administrative investigation into how the case was handled. He's expected to update the police commission Wednesday.

According to records provided by the Valientes, Peyton, now 3, suffered a traumatic brain injury after being shaken.

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