Authorities say a 21-year-old daycare center worker from Camden County has been charged with attempted murder of a 1-year-old child.

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Lindenwold Police Chief Michael McCarthy say Maggie Fruit of Somerdale was charged Thursday with first-degree attempted murder and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for physically assaulting the infant at a daycare center in the 600 block of Chews Landing Road in Lindenwold.

Mayer's office says,

"At approximately 1:41 p.m. [Thursday], Camden County Central Communications received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a child being abused at the daycare center. When officers from the Lindenwold Police Department arrived at the scene, they were shown video surveillance that captured the incident. Additionally, officers interviewed witnesses who observed the incident, and were able to remove the child from Fruit, who has been an employee at the center for the past two months. The child was transported to a local hospital for examination and released."

Get our free mobile app

The charge of endangering the welfare of a child stems from an investigation that also revealed that Fruit was physically abusive to another 1-year-old child that was in the same room about a half-hour before the original incident. Police say that child did not require a medical examination.

Fruit was charged and is currently being held in the Camden County Jail as she awaits a pre-trial detention hearing.

Anyone with additional information about these incidents is asked to call Detective Jovan Plaza with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office at (856) 225-8493.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

What Not to Do on a Traffic Stop According to a NJ Cop

My husband is a police officer. He is an amazing man who saves lives and upholds the law. He makes me proud every single day.

I know being a police officer can come with a lot of criticism, especially when there are bad eggs that give police officers a bad name. I can assure you that there are many police officers that uphold the law and do not abuse it, and my husband is one of them.

I hear stories when my husband comes home and he tells me that he encounters some crazy people. I feel like it is very simple to not get arrested by a police officer once you're pulled over or have an encounter with a cop. I went right to my hubby and he gave me some tips to share with all of you.

LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New Jersey using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.