KIRBY, TX (WOAI) - Kirby police are investigating an allegation that a daycare employee used a blanket to tie a child to a chair.
That employee is also accused of forcibly placing another child in a chair, said Sgt. Michael Alonzo. Both boys are under the age of three, and both incidents reportedly happened in the same day.
The allegations about the Nanny Nite Child Care employee were first reported to the Child Protective Services abuse hotline, Sgt. Alonzo said. The daycare center, located at Ackerman and Binz-Engleman Road, closed Feb. 28.
Police are trying to determine if there were any other incidents that have not been reported.
Nanny Nite director Betty Taylor says all issues were taken care of and said the center did not have any problems in 2013. Taylor declined an on-camera interview but said she closed her business because of her health and had been planning to shut it down since November, months before the allegations were reported in February. She says she fired the accused employee before the allegations were reported because she wasn't properly supervising children, and Taylor called her a "non-experienced" employee.
She said the woman passed a background check and had worked there for just a few weeks, and Taylor referred questions about the allegations to the state. Police said the woman could be facing injury to a child charges or an unlawful restraint charge.
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