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Daycare Provider Not Facing Jail Time

Grant Hill7 months ago


According to ABC WDAY 6, a Fargo daycare provider will not receive jail time for hitting a baby.

Details about the Daycare Child Abuse Incident

Kelly Topp plead guilty to charges of misdemeanor deprivation of a minor after striking a baby under her care in Fargo. Topp said she struck the child after the baby cried all day. She hit the child hard enough to leave a bruise. The parents of the child reported the police.

She has been sentenced to community service and two years of probation. During that time she will not be allowed to provide child care.

Child Abuse Statistics

Child abuse is, unfortunately, a very common occurrence in the United States, according to ChildHelp, and there are thousands of wrongful deaths of children every year who are killed by child abuse:

  • A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
  • Every year around 6.6 million children are the subject of referrals to child protective services, and 3.2 million are the subject of an investigative report.
  • 4-7 children are killed every day in the U.S. because of child abuse


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