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2 Arrested in Alleged Racine Child Care Assault

Krystina Woods, Jakitta Hollins

Krystina Woods, Jakitta Hollins

Posted Friday, May 3, 2013 --- 12:08 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Two employees of a Racine child care center are facing felony child abuse charges.

Police say a video surfaced on social media that shows three young children restraining and beating a 2-year-old boy at the Bundle of Blessings Kid Kare center last month.

Sgt. Jessie Metoyer says one of the employees, a 22-year-old Caledonia woman, is the mother of two of the children who physically assaulted the toddler. Metoyer says the three children, ages unknown, held down the 2-year-old and punched and kicked him. Police say the video was taken by one of the two women.

The Caledonia woman and a 23-year-old Racine woman are each charged with child abuse by failing to prevent bodily harm. Both women are due in court Friday afternoon.

Metoyer says the 2-year-old is doing OK.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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