Woman charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, worked with children at local daycare

Woman charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, worked with children at local daycare

Ocala, Florida — A Building Blocks daycare teacher was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been physically abusing a juvenile who was living with her. Ocala Police Department investigators received a call about a juvenile female who had been battered. Upon arrival, police realized that the victim only spoke Spanish and requested an interpreter. The […]

Daycare owner will not get jail time

Daycare owner will not get jail time

Ocala, Florida — Kim Blanchette, the daycare operator who was arrested after 20-month-old Ellis Padgett fell and hit his head, causing his death, will not face jail time. According to court records, on Wednesday, Blanchette pleaded no contest to running an unlicensed daycare facility (M). Judge Thomas P. Thompson III ordered Blanchette to serve one […]

Childcare center under investigation after 2-year-old wanders off

Childcare center under investigation after 2-year-old wanders off

Ocala, Florida — Crossroads Church and Childcare Center is now under investigation after a 2-year-old was found wandering alone by a retention pond. On July 9, 2014, Jessie Estock called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after arriving at Crossroads Church and Childcare Center to pick up his son Braydon, and found him wandering on the […]