Man, 59, arrested in death of 3-year-old girl with coronavirus under his care

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Bronx man was arrested on Thursday over the death of a 3-year-old girl who was under his care, officials said.

Anthony Richardson, 59, faces charges of acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, according to police.

Richardson was arrested because after finding the 3-year-old girl unconscious, he drove to a hospital two hours from his Bronx home.

At 7:15 p.m., authorities responded to a call of a deceased child at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center in Glen Oaks, Queens.

Responding officers were informed that Richardson brought 3-year-old Jaylynn Evans to the hospital unconscious and unresponsive and was later pronounced dead.

He was babysitting another four-year-old girl and when Jaylynn became unconscious.

Evans tested positive for the coronavirus at the hospital.

There were no signs of obvious trauma, police said.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Richardson is the father of the mom's best friend, PIX11 reports.