The Regina Police Service has charged a 29 year-old Regina female after an investigation into the aggravated assault of a female toddler. This investigation, which examined how a 21-month-old girl came to be poisoned with ethanol and an antihistamine, was carried out by the Regina Children’s Justice Centre. This specialized, integrated unit combines police investigators, child protection workers, child abuse physicians and prosecutors in investigations of physical and sexual abuse of children.
This investigation began on May 11, 2021, at about 7:42 p.m., when patrol officers responded to assist EMS on a call of a toddler who was not breathing. Police arrived at the scene, in the 100 block of Broad Street, just minutes before EMS, and administered emergency medical care to the little girl until EMS took over. Officers gathered statements from two adults, who were present in the house during the incident, as well as the child’s parents, who arrived at the house after police and EMS. At the hospital, investigators learned that the child had acute ethanol poisoning. Continued investigation into this case resulted in the arrest, on June 9, 2021, of a 29 year-old female. This individual is not the mother of the child.
Twenty-nine year-old Jessica Rae FEHR, of Regina, is charged with:
- Aggravated Assault (endangering the life of victim), section 268(1) CC; and
- Administering Noxious Thing (alcohol and Benadryl), section 245(a) CC.
FEHR made her first court appearance on these charges before Provincial Court on the afternoon of June 9, 2021.