Day Care Worker Charged with Sexual Abuse
Courtney Sweasy—March 29, 2019
An employee at the Tuckaway Child Development and Early Education Center in Varina has been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery.
Child Protective Services began investigating the employee in February 2019 after it was alleged he sexually assaulted two children under the age of 13. The abuse allegedly occurred from September 1, 2018 to February 12, 2019.
The Symptoms and Effects of Sexual Abuse
The reports of alleged abuse at the daycare are heartbreaking, as sexual abuse has both immediate and lifelong consequences for victims. Some children are too young to understand what is happening and may have difficulty reporting the abuse to parents or other authority figures.
Children who are victims of abuse may exhibit various symptoms, including:
- Trouble sleeping
- Avoidance of certain people or areas
- Self-injurious behavior
- Knowledge of and/or interest in sexual things
- Avoidance of physical touch
Sexual abuse victims may suffer from depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and poor self-esteem, among others, for years after the abuse occurred.
Get Legal Representation from Our Lawyers at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we understand that sexual abuse affects the child as well as their parents and the community. Our caring and compassionate team works hard to obtain justice for victims and their families by holding the abuser and his/her employer responsible for the physical, emotional, and psychological damages they caused. By pursuing claims against the perpetrator and his/her employer, we show them that their actions will not be tolerated, and we work toward preventing similar acts from occurring in the future.
If your child suffered harm at the hands of another, trust our lawyers to handle your case with discretion and sensitivity. We work with a team of experts from all disciplines, including pediatric physicians, nurses, psychologists and experts in standards for hiring and maintaining daycare facilities that meet statewide standards. We understand how devastating it is to learn that your child was abused by someone who was charged with caring for them at a place or facility that you entrusted to provide a safe and caring environment. We stand by you throughout your case to provide the legal representation you deserve during this difficult time. We have been successful in recovering compensation for individuals affected in similar circumstances, and we are prepared to fight to obtain a favorable result on your behalf.
By Courtney Sweasy