Woman charged with abusing girl, 2, at Georgetown day care

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.comOctober 24, 2013 

A Georgetown day-care worker has been charged with second-degree criminal abuse after video surveillance allegedly showed her causing a toddler to fall. The child was later treated for a broken collarbone.

Amanda Wright, 26, allegedly abused the 2-year-old on Aug. 14 at Georgetown Child Development Center, according to Scott County District Court records.

Carol Hatton, identified as the executive director of the Georgetown Child Development Center on the facility's website, declined to comment Thursday.

Court documents said a security video showed Wright "harshly" pulled the child's chair away, and roughly stood her at the lunch table by her arm. She returned the child's chair, court documents said, but then pulled it away causing the child to fall to the floor. The child was seen touching her collarbone, but Wright instructed her to take her lunch plate to the sink, the documents said.

The suspect did not complete an accident report as was the day-care center's policy, the court documents said. Wright instructed another employee to tell the child's mother the child fell from the chair on her own. The child's mother noticed she was injured and took her to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured clavicle, according to the documents.

Wright was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Scott County Detention Center. It is not clear why there was a time lapse between the alleged abuse and Wright's arrest.

Wright was released Wednesday from the Scott Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear in Scott District Court Nov. 21.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears. Twitter:@vhspears

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