Details about the Allegations
The report says that the only way the school age children could get a yogurt is to allow the two men to hit them with a stick on their leg or hand. The state officials stated that at least two of the children do have noticeable bruises.
Lexington Police has cited one of the staff members with second-degree assault.
Investigators mentioned that in another incident, the store’s front window was shattered after a child pushed another child into the window.
According to the investigators report, there are too many children in one room, about 27 children to 1 staff member. There is also no sign in or sign out for students.
The daycare facility has been placed under intermediate sanctions which calls for increased monitoring of the facility.
Child Abuse Statistics
According to ChildHelp, every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children.
The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
Yearly, referrals to state child protective services involve 6.6 million children, and around 3.2 million of those children are subject to an investigated report.
In 2014, state agencies found an estimated 702,000 victims of child maltreatment, but that only tells part of the story.