MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky daycare workers have been charged over an online video that shows one of them scaring a toddler with a doll.
WKYT-TV reports Wendy’s Wonderland worker Tasha Cox is accused of filming Diana Willett waiving a doll at a 2-year-old girl who has a well-known fear of dolls and small animals.
Day care worker accused of "taunting" scared child with doll, another worker accused of recording it and posting on Facebook. Both are facing criminal charges in Wayne County. More at 5 and 6 @WKYT @WYMT pic.twitter.com/nPUWFsgKJy
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The video was shared on Facebook and shows the girl hiding under a table, crying and shoving the doll away as the singing caregiver waves it close. The caregiver later comments that the girl won’t stop crying.
Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies say they learned of allegations on Friday. Willet was arrested Monday and charged with criminal child abuse. Cox was arrested and charged with failure to report the abuse. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.