HAUGHTON, LA – Authorities arrested three Ark-La-Tex daycare workers, accused of child abuse involving at least eight children, ranging in age from 1 to 4, in alleged incidents over the past two weeks. Investigators say they received a tip this week about the alleged abuse happening at the TLC Child Care and Learning Center, located in the 4600 block of Highway 80 East in Haughton, Louisiana. On Wednesday (5/15/13), the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Tronica Peterson of Haughton and 25 year old Antionikia Moncrief of Minden. Each faces two counts of simple battery and cruelty to a juvenile. And, 31 year old Fanisty Kennon of Haughton faces six counts of simple battery. Authorities say Peterson videotaped several of the incidents. READ MORE HERE---------------------------------------------
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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