A 60-year-old home daycare owner in Texas has been arrested for, among other things, drugging and tying infants by their necks to their car seats for up to seven hours a day.
Honestly, just typing that sentence made my blood pressure rise about twenty points.
ABC News reports that an investigation into daycare provider Rebecca Anderson’s actions began when a suspicious father outfitted his child’s car seat with a camera, “which recorded Anderson yanking his 6-month-old son out of the car seat by his ankle, pulling the child up from the ground by a bib he wore around his neck, and feeding him something with a syringe, according to the police report.”
When detectives showed up at the Mesquite, Texas home, licensed as “Becky’s Home Daycare,” they found children who who not only drugged and bound to their car seats, but also shut away in dark closets and bathrooms.
The police report also states that Anderson apparently told police that she drugged the children “to stop them from crying and tied them to car seats to ensure they wouldn’t move during the day.” Umm…WHAT? If this is what the woman was willing to admit to, I can only imagine what other horrors she put these poor children through.
Jail records show that she has been charged with nine counts of “abandon endanger child criminal negligence,” as well as an additional charge of “or injury to a child with intent to inflict bodily injury.”