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August 24, 2017

Bright Horizons Baldwin Park License Suspended After Sex Abuse Investigation

The Florida Department of Children and Families, DCF, has filed an Administrative Complaint suspending the facility’s license for 90 days and imposing a $2,500 fine.  This is after conducting an investigation into multiple sex abuse allegations against a former Teacher Assistant at Bright Horizons, Baldwin Park. DCF found Bright Horizons failed to conduct the required background check of the now former employee hired in September, 2016. He was hired for the “Preschool 3” classroom.  An email sent by the then Director to parents welcoming the new Teaching Assistant stated, “[The employee] was originally hired back in August for this classroom, […]
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August 16, 2017

Suit Filed Against Ex La Petite Employee Producing Child Pornography

San Antonio, TX – A lawsuit was filed against La Petite Academy in connection with a former employee’s arrest for producing child pornography at the facility in San Antonio.  Nicholas Gonzalez-Malven was arrested on federal child sex abuse charges. An investigation discovered Gonzalez-Malven took photos of himself sexually abusing a boy at the day care and then sharing those photos on social media sites such as Kik Messenger and Grindr. Gonzalez-Malven admitted to an undercover FBI agent posing as a contact on Grinder that he had been receiving and sending child pornography for approximately 5 years. This location of the […]

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August 15, 2017

Former KinderCare Employee Charged with Sex Abuse of Minor

Raul Teroy Tuban, a former employee of the KinderCare Learning Center in Gaithersburg, was released on a $25,000 bond from the arrest for sexual abuse of a three-year old girl.  Tuban was employed by the day care as a cook and driver for 13 years. While attending KinderCare, October 22, 2016 the child awoke from a nap to Tuban touching her inappropriately. The child told parents that evening of the assault, who in return reported the incident to the day care immediately. According to a spokesperson for KinderCare, Tuban was placed on administrative leave.  However, detectives were not notified of […]

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August 3, 2017

Two Additional Lawsuits (Now Four Total) Filed Against La Petite Academy

  ***MEDIA ALERT*** Two Additional Lawsuits (Now Four Total) Filed Against La Petite Academy Based On Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits allege:   La Petite Academy daycare hired Mark Mays without doing a proper investigation of his prior employment. Mays was fired from two previous daycares for repeatedly crossing boundaries with children; and Mays sexually abused the two infant girls while changing their diapers.   WHAT: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of two additional lawsuits against LA PETITE ACADEMY for child sexual abuse by MARK MAYS, a teacher at the daycare. MAYS […]
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July 28, 2017

North Carolina man accused of sex offense at preschool

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release they received a report on July 7 from Our PlayHouse Preschool and Kindergarten, between Saxapahaw and Chapel Hill, alleging inappropriate conduct between a part-time teacher and child during the school’s summer camp in June. Thomas has previously worked with other early childhood development agencies and programs. The sheriff’s office says additional charges are possible http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/news/state/article_68caee5c-8da9-52e3-8ff8-4d27dfab737d.html

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July 25, 2017

Nationally known sex abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, files lawsuit against La Petite daycare

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/nationally-known-attorney-files-lawsuits-against-la-petite-daycare-after/article_9b5c4252-715a-11e7-b7f1-477a1da85243.html    Nationally known attorney, Jeff Herman, said Tuesday he is filing two lawsuits against an Omaha daycare facility on behalf of two young girls who were found to be sexually abused there. The lawsuits were filed by Jeff Herman of Herman Law  Boca Raton, Florida, against La Petite Academy. Mark Mays, a former employee of La Petite Academy, was sentenced to 26 to 60 years in prison on June 25 after being found guilty on two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of manufacturing child pornography. “This is every parent’s worst nightmare,” Herman said. “Daycare is […]

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July 25, 2017

Day care worker sentenced for sexual assault of child

  http://www.ketv.com/article/update-new-charges-filed-against-daycare-worker-accused-of-sexual-assault/7658403 A Douglas County district judge sentenced former Omaha child care worker Mark Mays, 25, to 26 to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting eight children, and for possession of child pornography .Mays was sentenced on four counts, two counts of first-degree sexual assault, which can be between 10 and 20 years each; and two counts of visual depiction of sexual assault, which can be three to 10 years each. “You violated most defenseless in our society. The ones who can’t talk about it and the ones who can’t understand it. I would only hope that maybe they […]

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July 25, 2017

Two Lawsuits Filed Against La Petite Academy For Child Sexual Abuse

Case No. CI 17-6252  Complaint (Jane Doe 1) Case No. CI 17-6250 Complaint (Jane Doe 2) ***MEDIA ALERT*** NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY) Two Lawsuits Filed Against La Petite Academy For Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits allege: La Petite Academy daycare hired Mark Mays without doing a proper investigation of his prior employment. Mays was fired from two previous daycares for repeatedly crossing boundaries with children; and Mays sexually abused the two infant girls while changing their diapers.  WHAT: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of two lawsuits against LA PETITE ACADEMY for child sexual […]

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July 20, 2017

Lawyer Jeff Herman discusses lawsuits he filed against Bright Horizons where two boys said they were sexually assaulted.

A second family who has accused a former preschool teacher at a Baldwin Park daycare center of sexually assaulting their son filed a lawsuit this week against the teacher and the center where they say the abuse happened during nap times and in the bathrooms.   http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-preschool-child-sex-abuse-lawsuit-20170719-story.html

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February 2, 2017

Former nursery worker accused of sex abuse

A former worker at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in North Richland Hills was arrested and accused of sexually abusing children while working in the church nursery, reports the Star-Telegram.  Francisco Guevara, 65, is facing two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and one charge of indecency with a child. The alleged incidents happened up to seven yeras ago when the victims were between 4 and 7 years old. According to police, two of the offenses happened in North Richland Hills and one in Colleyville. After one of the victims came forward in July, the Catholic Diocese […]
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