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 in her underwear and molested her.
In addition to the 15 months of prison, Anaya was ordered to undergo 36 months of community custody, register as a sex offender and complete sexual deviancy treatment.
Daycare centers are meant to be a safe place for all children.
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