Chandler Blankenship, 18, has been arrested for the alleged incident on July 9 at Gummy Bear Early Learning Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona
A daycare worker was arrested after a video allegedly showed that he pulled a three-year-old out of a sink and slapped her & # 39; in the face & # 39 ;.
Chandler Blankenship, 18, faces child abuse and severe abuse of the July 9 incident in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
The girl, Ivory, got bruises, spots and scratches on her face and neck, but recovered, report from the police of Prescott Valley.
When gathering their daughter from the Gummy Bear Early Learning Center, Blankenship told the girl's family that she had been in a fight, ABC15 reported.
He claimed that Ivory & # 39; s injuries were caused by another & # 39; little boy & # 39; with whom she had had a & # 39; quarrel & # 39 ;.
The family doubted the story of the teenager and called the police, who have since arrested Blankenship for the incident.
Security images showed that Blankenship was in the bathroom with the child for 11 minutes, the site said.
Police claim that Ivory (above), three years old, was pulled out of a sink, knocking her head on the floor and then being hit by Blankenship. The incident left its bruises, scratches and traces
Blankenship reportedly told Ivory's parents that the scratch marks (above) were caused by an & # 39; phrase change & # 39; with another & # 39; little boy & # 39;
The police claimed that Blankenship initially told them that he might have taken her out of a sink and scratched her, but later admitted that he & # 39; lost his temper & # 39 ;.
When Blankenship saw her play in water and wet her hair, he jerked her hard off the sink and made her hit her on the head. & # 39;
He then picked her up, where he slapped her face with an open hand and then turned his back on the child, the police claim.
The police confirmed to ABC that there were four other allegations of child abuse between two Gummy Bear Childcare locations.
Ivory & # 39; s parents told the site that their daughter's wounds healed, but now they want answers.
Rebecca, the girl's mother, said: & She is very sweet, very sweet … No way a child could have done that to her.
& # 39; We just want to know everything and we just want our daughter to be fine. & # 39;
& # 39; You just break your heart, & # 39; said her father Miguel. & # 39; What my daughter felt in that toilet and I was unable to be there and protect her. & # 39;
The police continue to investigate other claims regarding the daycare.
Mother Rebecca (left) and father Miguel (right) want to answer after their daughter Ivory was reportedly attacked by a childcare worker
Ivory got bruises, scratches and spots on her face and neck from the alleged attack by Blankenship
The incident took place on July 9 at the Gummy Bear Early Learning Center (above). Four other alleged abuses have been reported to the police at two childcare locations. They appeal to the public for more information
Sergeant Jason Kaufman of Prescott Valley Police Department told ABC: & # 39; Some other parents have come forward, & # 39; my child has traces, my child has bruises. & # 39;
Sergeant Jason Kaufman, of Prescott Valley Police Department, has appealed to other families who may have seen something unusual in the Gummy Bear Early Learning Centers to contact the police
& # 39; We take this crime very seriously. We take all crimes in our city very seriously. We want to ensure that people are held responsible for their actions, & he added AZFamily.
Blankenship is charged for an incident at the Gummy Bear Early Learning Center near Robert Road and Manley Drive.
He has since been released from prison, ABC reports, and more police patrols have been posted at the suspect's house after threats against him have been introduced on social media.
Daycare managers told AZFamily that Blankenship had the right certificates to work with children and help them while they were in the bathroom.
Rebecca, one of the directors, told the site: & We are so terribly sorry for what happened and we wish there was something we could have done. Please forgive us.
& # 39; Other accusations are coming that we wish they would come to us more aggressively and we wish they had told us what was going on, maybe we had seen more signs. He was very loved by many, many, including her. & # 39;
Blankeship, who worked with them for five months, has since been fired.
In a message on social media, Prescott Valley's interim police protector James Edelstein praised all those involved in the intervention and emphasized the value of cooperation between citizens and between authorities.
& # 39; If you see something, say something! & # 39; read the statement.
Prescott Valley Police Department asks parents who have suspicions of abuse between February and July to call them at 928-772-9267.
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