Police investigate abuse claims at Pa. day care

HAMLIN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police are investigating claims that a day care facility in the Poconos abused children.

The state Department of Public Welfare suspended the operating license of Just 4 Kids Daycare and Learning Center in Hamlin, Wayne County, following an investigation last month.

Welfare department investigators looked into allegations that day care staff duct taped a child’s hands and feet to keep him still, forced a child to remain seated for hours because he would not eat and used a witch statue to scare children into behaving, among other abuse claims.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports (http://bit.ly/16tJlp5 ) that welfare department officials have forwarded their findings to state police at Honesdale.

Day care owner Doreen Tomasetti denies the claims. She has appealed the suspension.

The day care opened in 2006.


Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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