A former Georgia daycare employee is facing a felony charge after police allege she beat a 4-year-old boy with a belt.
Gwinnett Daily Post reports that 51-year-old Nadine Jones is accused of hitting the little boy while she worked at the Childcare Network in Duluth. She turned herself in on April 8 after authorities charged her with a felony count of child cruelty.
The alleged incident came to light on March 24, when the boy’s father picked him up from the daycare center and later saw bruising across the boy’s lower back, after noticing his son was acting unusual. The dad questioned the child, who in turn said Jones hit him with a belt.
The following day, the man reported the accusation to the daycare director, who in turn assured the dad that Jones would be fired. On March 28, the father filed a police report with the Duluth Police Department.
It took authorities around a week to fully investigate the incident. Afterward, they obtained a warrant for Jones’ arrest.
“On April 8, 2019, the Duluth Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division finalized its investigation finding probable cause based on testimony and evidence, thus issued a warrant for the arrest of Nadine Jones, 51, for cruelty to children — first degree,” Officer Ted Sadowski with the Duluth police said.
Jones bailed out shortly after her arrest.
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