Events Leading up to the Daycare Worker Arrest
Yenci Elizabeth Lopez was put under arrest after putting a 2-year-old child in a burning hot tub of water Sunday, December 5. The child was left in the tub unattended for an extended period despite complaints from the uncomfortable child.
The young boy was diagnosed with second degree burns over 20 percent of his body at a local hospital’s burn unit. Lopez quickly left the hurt child without attending to his wounds while she was assigned to caring for him.
Despite caring for the family’s child for long periods, the family issued out an arrest for Lopez’s heinous crime without hesitation. Currently, Lopez faces child endangerment charges and reporters are unsure whether she has a lawyer yet.
Statistics of Daycare Provider Abuse
According to the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the National Child Abuse and Neglect System:
- Children from birth to 3 years are the most likely to be abused.
- In 2016, 1700 child deaths were reported due to child maltreatment under daycare provider care.
- In 2013, more than 3.5 million child abuse cases were reported to CPS.
- Boys and girls were both equally likely to be abused with girl having a slightly higher percentage.
Contact an Experienced Child Injury Attorney
If your child has been injured after an accident or abuse at a daycare center, contact Thomas J. Henry. Parents put their trust in the staff of a daycare facility to keep their children safe and out of harm’s way. It is unacceptable for a child to be subjected to abuse or an unsafe premises while in their care. If your child was seriously injured due to the negligence or abusive actions of daycare staff, call our experienced child injury attorneys today. Thomas J. Henry has the legal and financial resources necessary to develop your child’s case properly. Call for a free case review.