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Category: Day Care / Preschool

June 13, 2018

New disturbing details on former Abilene church daycare worker accused of child sex crimes

ABILENE, Texas — New court documents reveal more disturbing details about a former Abilene church daycare worker accused of multiple child sex crimes. Benjamin Russell Roberts, 25, was arrested on March 28 and charged with possession of child pornography, indecency with a child by contact and continuous sexual abuse of children. Roberts worked at Wylie Baptist’s CDC and childcare programs at two other Abilene churches. Police originally discovered Roberts after a child pornography investigation led them to his address in north Abilene. According to court documents, Roberts admitted that a child from his neighborhood slept over at his house and at […]
March 19, 2018

High-profile arrest of Northwest Iowa teacher raises awareness of child sexual abuse

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | After former elementary teacher Curtis Van Dam was arrested in October and charged with having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy, emotions ran high in this Sioux County city. Parents of children attending the private Sioux Center Christian School, where Van Dam taught, were upset. So were others in the community, Sioux Center police Chief Paul Adkins said. Van Dam’s arrest and ensuing flood of media coverage did more than cause emotional outbursts. It led to more victims coming forward. Through interviews with children, investigators had identified other potential victims and contacted them. But there were […]
March 13, 2018

Owner of Small Wonder Academy Day Care in Agoura Hills Arrested For Alleged Lewd Acts On Minor

AGOURA HILLS, CA – A day care facility owner in Agoura Hills has been arrested on suspicion of lewd or lascivious acts on a minor, authorities said Tuesday. Paul Lopez, 72, was taken into custody last Wednesday and booked at the sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station, the sheriff’s department reported. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Lopez owns and operates The Small Wonder Academy day care facility. “The day care (facility) has been in existence for several years, and provides care for children ages three months to four years,” a sheriff’s statement said. The investigation was conducted by the […]
March 5, 2018

Is it child abuse? California schools should report to cops, experts say, even if they’re not sure

It might have seemed harmless enough. Some San Jose middle school parents didn’t like the way a physical education teacher and coach was photographing their girls at events. The principal had told the coach to stop after a similar complaint a year earlier. But after a second complaint, the principal seized the coach’s school-issued computer, confronted him and alerted police, who investigated and last month arrested the former coach on child molestation and pornography charges. For school officials who, under California law, are required to report suspicions of child abuse to authorities, experts say the lesson is clear: Don’t hesitate to […]
February 22, 2018

MEDFORD DAYCARE OPERATOR ARRESTED IN SEX ABUSE CASE

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The operator of a child care facility in Medford is being held on $2 million bail after police said he sexually abused two young children in his care.   Detectives say 32-year-old Andrew Conaway owns the Family Friendly Daycare with his wife. Conaway was arrested Wednesday after authorities determined that he abused two children, both under 6 years old. Medford police said in a news release they believe the abuse occurred at the daycare. The Associated Press could not immediately locate contact information for the facility or Conaway’s residence. The Oregon Secretary of State’s online directory […]
February 16, 2018

Charter School Sued for Child-on-Child Sexual Assault in a Kindergarten Class

  ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Charter School Sued for Child-on-Child Sexual Assault in a Kindergarten Class   WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse in schools and daycare centers, announces the filing of a lawsuit against Citizens of the World Charter Schools (located in Brooklyn, NY) for failing to protect a student from sexual assaults by a classmate. According to the Complaint: A male kindergarten student stuck his hands down the pants of a five-year old kindergarten girl.  The little girl told her mother who immediately went to the school and advised the principal of the assault. […]
February 9, 2018

Experts say ” Talk to your kids about sex abuse when they first start talking”

Child advocacy experts say it’s important to start the conversation from as early as when they first start talking. Experts tell KSN News it’s a series of conversations you should have with your child about their body parts and safety. They say this will help build trust with your child so in the case abuse happens, they will feel more comfortable coming forward. The conversation about sexual abuse against kids can be a hard one to have. Experts working with victims in the community say it should be talked about throughout a child’s life. http://ksn.com/2018/02/08/experts-encourage-parents-to-talk-to-their-kids-about-sexual-abuse-and-safety/
February 8, 2018

Another gymnastics coach accused of molesting children

A volunteer gymnastics coach in Missouri is accused of inappropriately touching three young female gymnasts, and police are concerned there are more victims. David Schneider, 41, of Washington, Missouri, was charged Tuesday with three counts of child molestation. The children alleged that Schneider touched their genitals while working with them as they practiced doing splits at the Kids in Motion gym in Washington, 50 miles west of St. Louis. Authorities said the crimes occurred between 2011 and 2014, when the victims were 7 or 8 years old. For the complete article see: Another coach accused
November 1, 2017

Former Day Care Worker Sentenced for Child Molestation

Renton, WA – Ivan Jovahnni Anaya, 22, received 15 months in prison for molesting a 4-year-old female student at The Orchards ChildCare and Preschool. Anaya was charged and pleaded guilty to third-degree assault with sexual motivation and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. The daycare center at the Nazarene School was notified of the assault in 2016 when a parent called reporting Anaya had stuck his tongue in the mouth of her child.  Anaya was immediately placed on leave pending the investigation.  Since then, two other victims came forward.  One of the children told detectives Anaya put his hand […]

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October 13, 2017

Daycare Employees Arrested After Sex Toy Use in Class

Chandler, AZ  – Three employees of SuperKids daycare center have been arrested after a Snapchat video showed them playing with a sex toy in the classroom. Gabriella Del Carmen Garcia, 25, Fatina Sawyer, 24, and Janae Peterson, 21, were arrested this week after the boyfriend of a former employee reported the video to a news organization.  The video shows one of the staff members simulating masturbation with the phallic toy in front of the children.  She then hands the toy to a child to hold. The teachers shown were laughing throughout the video. SuperKids released a statement to parents explaining […]

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