Daycare workers arrested in connection with alleged child abuse

- A daycare center director, as well as an employee there, were arrested on Friday, after police said a little boy was scratched with a broom.

According to Phoenix Police, staff at Brighter Angels Daycare Center at first said the little boy was hurt when he fell last Friday. The center is located at Central and Baseline. According to police, the story they got was that the boy fell, and was subsequently treated and released from the hospital.

On Thursday, however, police said the hospital got back in touch with the boy's mother.

"She was asked to bring the baby back," said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with Phoenix Police. "Medical personnel were concerned the baby's injuries were not consistent with what was being told to them."

The boy reportedly suffered lacerations and cuts, and police believe the injuries came from being scratched with the bottom of a broom that was allegedly wielded by Lillie Adams. The 37-year-old woman has been arrested for alleged Child Abuse.

The director of the daycare has also been arrested for allegedly failing to report the alleged abuse.

Some parents are pulling their kids out of the daycare center.

"They need to be put behind bars," said Catherine Masters, who was helping her sister to pull her children out of the daycare program. "It is unacceptable. They have no business hitting someone else's child, and they know better"

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