Five very young children were allegedly sexually abused by a former employee of an early learning center they were attending in 2019.
Their parents sued the learning center and the school's former director, alleging the county police and State's Attorney's Office "closed the case without thoroughly investigating."
According to the families' attorneys, the case should be reopened because there is video evidence and accounts from some of the victims and other staff members at the school who allegedly said they witnessed the former employee "touching the children under their blankets during nap time."
The alleged victims are between the ages of four and five, according to their family lawyers. The plaintiffs allege the school and its former director were negligent because they kept the alleged perpetrator employed after they had been made aware of the accusations. The state's attorney's office denies there was enough evidence to criminally charge the former worker. WMAR Staff "Lawsuit alleges sexual child abuse at a Howard County church's early learning center" www.wmar2news.com (Jun. 08, 2020).