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Omaha Daycare Worker Arrested After Video Shows Abuse

A 58-year-old woman was arrested on charges of child abuse after a video showed the daycare worker hitting a 4-year-old child on the head.

About the Daycare Abuse

NBC-2 reports that the video shows the woman sitting across from a little girl at a table when she gets angry and hits the child on the head several times. The woman then punches the girl’s left arm.

The girl begins crying and says “that hurt me,” and the worker responds, “Good, I hope it hurt you” before shaking the girl violently.

Police identified the daycare worker in the video as Lynn Rowe. Rowe was arrested Thursday night in Missouri Valley, Iowa and is currently awaiting extradition back to Nebraska.

A former employee at the daycare had filmed the incident on March 28 and sent the video to the child’s mother on April 2.

Daycare Injury Statistics

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, at least six out of ten — nearly 13 million — infants, toddlers and preschool children are enrolled in daycare. These centers are supposed to be providing substitute care for your children, but sadly we find that sometimes they may cause more harm than good.

  • According to the CPSC, approximately 31,000 children under age 4 are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for injuries at child care settings on average.
  • 8% of the child care settings had cribs that did not meet current safety standards.
  • 24% of the child care settings did not have safe playground surfacing.
  • 13% of the child care settings did not use child safety gates where necessary.
  • 26% of the child care settings had loops on the window blind cords.
  • 5% of the child care settings had products that had been recalled by CPSC.

Contact an Experienced Daycare 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.

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