Who Is To Blame? Potential Molesters & Sexual Predators In Texas Daycares
This week in McKinney, Texas authorities arrested a 23-year-old male daycare employee and charged him with the aggravated sexual assault of a four-year-old child. The family of the child said that the alleged molester placed a mask with covered eye holes on their daughter before sexually abusing her – and that medical professionals found evidence of sexual abuse at a local hospital.
When it comes to daycare sexual abuse, many parents assume that daycare employees are the only people who could possibly have access to their children during the day. However, the truth is that a number of predators could interact with – and abuse – your children, especially if you use a home-based daycare. Let’s take a closer look about those who are with your children while you are away:
- Daycare owners, employees, and staff. These are the most common molesters and also those with the most access to your children while they are in childcare. Although these people are required by law to have background checks, some daycares do not carry out these requirements while others will have clean records despite their actions.
- Friends and relatives of the daycare owner. Especially if you use an in-home daycare, your child may be in contact with other people who live in the home, including the spouse of the daycare owner and the owner’s children. A significant number of Texas daycare abuse cases involve the husband or older child of a daycare owner.
- Others with access to the daycare building. Some daycare abuse cases involve janitors, security personnel, and others who live or work around the childcare center building. Realize that these people – who may only be tangentially be associated with the daycare – may not have background checks done.
- Other children at the daycare. In some cases, older children in daycare situations can be the perpetrators of sexual abuse, especially if they are not well monitored by adults. Be sure to ask your daycare provider if children of different age groups are separated during the day.
When choosing a Texas daycare, be sure to ask who will have access to your children throughout the day, and what safety measures are in place to protect your children from exposure to strangers while in their care. If you believe that your child has been sexually abused while in a Texas daycare, you may wish to speak with a Dallas daycare abuse attorney. Call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 to schedule a free, private appointment.
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