Day Care Worker Arrested for Abusing Children

A 62-year-old day care worker was arrested after surveillance cameras captured abuse of three children at a day care center. The mother of a victim watched security cameras in the room of the day care and noticed the worker struck her child. She reported this to police on Monday, April 2, 2018.

The detective reviewed surveillance video for several weeks before April 2 and found three children, all 1 year olds, were abused by the worker at different times. None of the children received any serious injury.

An arrest warrant for Fanaye Eshetu Gebrekidan, a Sioux Falls resident, was issued on Wednesday, April 11, for six counts of Abuse or Cruelty to a Minor. A personal recognizant bond was issued on the warrant. Fanaye Gebrekidan was arrested on the warrant on Thursday, April 12.


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