On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In late January, we wrote about a case involving a Kenton County day-care worker who allegedly taped a child to a mat in order to get the child to calm down. The 20-year-old worker was charged with first-degree criminal abuse. Now another former day-care worker has been charged with the same crime and would do well to begin working with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

According to authorities, the two women showed co-workers what they had done to the 18-month-old child. When another co-worker objected to what they had done, one of the women pulled the tape off of the child.

It wasn’t until a few months after the alleged incident that a co-worker at the day-care center told the child’s mother about what had happened. The two then contacted local police.

The first day-care worker to be arrested was fired from her job. However, the second day-care worker to be charged had already quit her job and was no longer in the state.

The two women were released, but will be required to pay $2,500 if they fail to appear in court. Both could face up to five years in prison.

Although local media reports imply guilt, these two women remain innocent until proven guilty. There are always two sides to every story and the women have the right to share their side of the story in court.

When someone is accused of a crime, the potential consequences can be very serious. Because of that, anyone in Kentucky that has been charged with a crime would do well to seek legal advice.

Source: Cincinnati.com, “2nd woman charged for taping child to mat,” Jim Hannah, Feb. 22, 2012