2 arrested in alleged Racine child care assault
Associated Press and Jaclyn Brandt
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RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Two employees of a Racine child care center are facing felony child abuse charges.
Police say a video surfaced on social media that shows three young children restraining and beating a 2-year-old boy at the Bundle of Blessings Kid Kare center last month.
Sgt. Jessie Metoyer says one of the employees, 22-year-old Jakitta Hollins, of Caledonia, is the mother of two of the children who physically assaulted the toddler. Metoyer says the three children, ages unknown, held down the 2-year-old and punched and kicked him. Police say the video was taken by one of the two women.
The Caledonia woman and 23-year-old Krystina Woods, of Racine, are each charged with child abuse by failing to prevent bodily harm. Both women are due in court Friday afternoon.
Metoyer says the 2-year-old is doing OK.