The former day care volunteer accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old in March faces charges for a different incident that happened in May, according to court documents.
News 3 reported two weeks ago that the volunteer, a juvenile, allegedly sexually assaulted the child who was in the care of the Red Caboose Day Care Center in March.
According to court documents, the juvenile pleaded no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault for a different incident that happened in May. The juvenile has also been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child – having intercourse with a person under the age of 12, but a finding on that charge has been withheld.
As part of the fourth-degree sexual assault charge, the juvenile and their parents have to comply with a list of conditions, according to the documents. In addition to the conditions below, the juvenile has to live with their mother until July 2015, and has to participate in treatment and therapy programs.
The conditions include:
- Be available to and cooperate with the department social worker
- Obey reasonable rules of parents, school, social worker
- Not have contact with victims, victims' families or the Red Caboose Day Care
- Have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 10 unless authorized
- Do not babysit or be left alone in child-caring role
- Provide written letters of apology to victims and families
- Cannot have cellphone with Internet access
- Only use computer under adult supervision
- Not commit further law violations
- Not use or possess alcohol, or illegal or synthetic drugs
- Not use or possess any weapons
- Engage in no acts or threats of violence toward anyone
- Advise the social worker immediately of any police contacts
- Attend school regularly with no unexcused absences
- Not be in possession of sexually explicit materials
According to the documents, if any of the conditions are violated, the juvenile may be put in a juvenile detention center for up to 10 days, put in a place of non-secure custody for up to 10 days, have their driver’s license suspended for up to three years, be detained in their home for up to 30 days with electronic monitoring, and have to complete up to 25 hours of uncompensated participation in a supervised work program or community service.
Officials said Red Caboose Day Care Center employees were notified of the alleged abuse in March, but they did not immediately report it to authorities. The state was notified of the March incident on July 8, which led to the day care center’s license being revoked.
Day care officials said they are appealing the state’s decision to revoke its license.
According to the Department of Children and Families website, Red Caboose is currently rated with one out of five stars.