A mom from Clarkston is talking out after two staff at a church’s daycare have been charged with abusing her toddler.
It was early July when information first unfold of alleged abuse happening at Clarkston First Baptist Academy Daycare. According to a police report on the time, the grandmother of a three-year-old boy picked up her grandson from daycare on July 6 and seen he was “visibly upset”.
Since then there have been legal fees filed this week — and Krystin Collier, the boy’s mom, is talking out in an interview with People.
She instructed the outlet on Thursday the daycare as “a place she trusted to take care of her son” when she first signed him up for the church’s program again in December 2021. Months later, nonetheless, issues modified drastically. She additionally seen one thing wasn’t proper along with her toddler after his grandmother introduced him residence. She instructed People the boy was “hysterical” and “unable to speak”, in addition to having many bodily indicators of abuse:
“My son was hysterical and unable to speak. He was missing a shoe, and his face was swollen. I also noticed markings of fingernails that were dug into his skin.”
Just terrible, the poor youngster…
Immediately, the mom wished solutions about what occurred to her son. She contacted the church — who allegedly admitted to her solely that there was “tension” between the employees and the kid. When she demanded to view CCTV movies for herself, nonetheless, the reality got here to mild.
In the video, the employees seem like abusing the small youngster — and little doubt the police agree. The horrified mom stated:
“The footage was inhumane. [He was] slammed on the ground, pulled by his hair, punched in the face and pushed out the door.”
You can see the CCTV footage for your self within the video (beneath):
Krystin went on to recommend this have to be the explanation her little boy hadn’t “adjusted” nicely to the daycare heart within the “six months” he had been attending:
“It was unbelievable. We were wondering why he still hadn’t adjusted to daycare after six months.”
Jackie Patterson, a lawyer representing the mom and her son, made clear they’re alleging this isn’t a “one time thing”:
“With that tape that we saw, it had to be a pattern. That type of abuse has to be more than a one time thing, and the child’s behavior had changed for quite some time before the abuse was discovered.”
The two ladies who allegedly abused the toddler had warrants despatched out for them and each have been arrested and charged with first diploma cruelty to youngsters, in line with police information. As of Wednesday, each ladies have bonded out of jail and it’s unclear if both of them have entered plea offers.
Clarkston First Baptist Church has been silent following the incident, refusing to talk to anybody who has reached out. They have allegedly continued to disclaim something went flawed with Collier’s son and their workers, however this has not been confirmed with an official public assertion. The case remains to be below investigation.
However, the thought they have been going to attempt to get away with telling the mom they solely noticed “tension” — when footage clearly confirmed the kid being picked up and struck?! This is a few MAJOR gaslighting on the poor father or mother…
In an interview with CBS46 Atlanta, the distraught mother says she’s apprehensive she and her son could by no means really feel secure once more:
“This is a church. This is a church! And I trusted the church.”
So, so unhappy. Our hearts exit to Krystin and her son. We hope they get the justice they deserve.
[Image via WSBTV]