ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania daycare worker says she can’t explain why she coaxed 3- and 4-year-old children to use obscenities on camera.
Twenty-four-year-old Rashanna Gyles, of Allentown, was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors. In a phone interview before her arraignment, Gyles told The Associated Press: “I don’t know what I was thinking.”
Gyles was a bus monitor at Creative Minds Daycare Academy in Allentown. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin says she had a half-dozen children direct obscenities toward another child. Authorities say she made videos of them and sent one to a friend, who called police.
The video wound up on Facebook.
State regulators have revoked the daycare’s license.
The daycare plans to appeal, saying it was an “isolated incident.”