Two former staff of a day care middle on a Georgia Air Pressure base, and the middle’s former day care director, have been indicted on youngster abuse-related costs after they allegedly sprayed kids within the face with cleansing liquid, compelled them to struggle one another, kicked a baby right into a wall, struck one within the head with a ebook and stepped on a baby’s leg, the Justice Division introduced Tuesday.
A federal grand jury handed down a 30-count indictment alleging that former Robins Air Pressure Base day care staff Zhanay Kiana Flynn, 27, and Antanesha Mone Fritz, 29, abused kids of their care in January and February 2021.
The indictment additionally alleges Flynn and Fritz dedicated easy battery in opposition to the youngsters by lifting up a cot a baby was sleeping on, inflicting them to fall, and knocking a toy out of a kid’s hand and forcing them right into a “small enclosure.”
The indictment charged Flynn, Fritz and former day care director Latona Mae Lambert, 51, with one depend every of failing to report suspected youngster abuse.
Flynn and Fritz had been additionally every charged with 18 counts of cruelty to kids within the first diploma, six counts of cruelty to kids within the second diploma and three counts of straightforward battery.
If convicted, the three might every withstand a yr in jail for failure to report suspected youngster abuse; Flynn and Fritz might additionally withstand a further 20 years in jail for every depend of first diploma cruelty to kids, 10 years for every depend of second diploma cruelty to kids, and one yr for every depend of straightforward battery.
“Correctly caring for our Airmen and their households is of utmost significance,” a spokesperson for Robins Air Pressure Base mentioned in an announcement. “Our Airmen ought to believe within the care supplied at our Youngster Growth Heart. We’re totally supporting the continuing investigation and reviewing processes to make sure the suitable measures are in place to safeguard our kids.”
An investigation into the allegations is ongoing by the U.S. Air Pressure Workplace of Particular Investigations and Air Pressure Safety Forces, with assist from the FBI, in keeping with the Justice Division.
Based on the Division of Protection, youngster care facilities on army bases are randomly inspected not less than 4 occasions a yr and obtain accreditation from the Nationwide Affiliation for the Schooling of Younger Kids or an identical physique.