February 29, 2016

Day care worker charged with child abuse

A Key Largo woman who works as a day care teacher at St. Justin Church in Key Largo was arrested today for child abuse.

51 year old Virginia Amaya is accused of injuring a 4 year old girl’s lip during the course of disciplining her for misbehavior on the playground. The incident took place on February 24th. It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office by the school’s administrator.

According to reports by Major Crimes Detective Vince Weiner, several children were misbehaving on the playground. Amaya reportedly was scolding the children when she pushed the 4 year old’s head down, hitting her lip on a table.

Amaya was arrested today and charged with child abuse. She was booked into jail. 

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