Complaint: Woman ‘high of ice’ while ‘beating up’ baby

Barbara Babauta

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after being accused of “beating up” a one-year-old baby, according to a magistrate’s complaint filed in the Superior Court of Guam.

Guam Police Department officers were dispatched yesterday to Swamp Road in Dededo regarding a woman who was “beating up … baby.”

The reporting person told police that half an hour prior GPD’s arrival, 30-year-old Barbara Delores Leon Guerrero Babauta was holding the infant by the hair.

Babauta is accused of kicking the back of the baby, causing the one-year-old to fall to the ground.

Court documents state she threw a water bottle at the baby.

When asked why, Babauta told police “I was just high.”

She responded “Lots of ice,” when asked to elaborate.

Babauta was falling in and out of sleep while laughing and dancing for no reason, upon transportation to the precinct.

The baby was transported to Guam Memorial Hospital for assessment and treatment.

She was charged with child abuse as a third degree felony and family violence as a misdemeanor.


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Isaiah Aguon, also known as Izzy, is news director for the Pacific News Center. He returned to PNC in April 2023, after leaving Sorensen Media Group about two years ago in April 2021. As news director, his duties include anchoring PNC's radio and television stations, producing news, and managing and editing PNC's digital and social media platforms. Aguon, 21, formerly worked at KUAM News as a television news anchor, show host, and multimedia journalist for more than a year. He previously worked for The Guam Daily Post, Marianas Business Journal, and Guam Business Magazine.