An en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the lower court’s order that adjudicated children dependent and found that one child suffered abuse. The Court held that under the facts of this case, the trial court correctly applied the evidentiary presumption found at 23 Pa.C.S. ยง 6381(d), which
establishes a prima facie case of abuse by the persons who were responsible for the child when the abuse occurred. Here, one child had broken bones in his hand and arm. The child and his siblings had frequently been in the care of babysitters, but no one could pinpoint what caused the injuries. The Court was persuaded by a doctor’s expert opinion that the child was a victim of abuse.