Police have reportedly charged an Apopka day care worker with child abuse after parents accused her of hitting a toddler under her care and trying to cover it up.
Reportedly, according to an Apopka police report, the little girl had a welt on the side of her face, and 34-year-old Jacqueline Clemente and her immediate boss claimed the little girl had an allergic reaction to mulch when her parents asked what happened.
However, police think the day care worker slapped the child with her hand causing scratching and breaking the skin, resulting in a black eye and swelling.
Now, the Department of Children and Families is reportedly investigating the day care on two fronts; the incident itself, and to make sure there was no history of abuse. A DCF spokeswoman was not aware of any prior complaints against the day care.
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