Mom Is Furious After Daughter Is Bitten More Than 25 Times at Daycare
When Alice Martin went to give her daughter a bath one evening in February, she was horrified to discover over 25 bite marks on her 15-month-old’s back. Now the Arizona mom is speaking out, accusing her child’s daycare of negligence and demanding answers for the abuse.
According to a Facebook post on Sunday, in which Martin shared shocking photos of the bite marks on her daughter, the injuries all occurred in one day at Creative Beginnings Daycare in Tucson. She added that the facility didn’t call her when it happened or even tell her about the bites when she picked up her daughter.
“It’s stomach-turning. It feels both angry and sad at the same time,” Martin told KOLD. “You always want to protect your children and I feel like that didn’t happen. I feel like I left her with someone that didn’t look out for her at all.”
Martin said that it’s been two months since the incident and so far, there have been no repercussions for the daycare. And she’s concerned it could happen to another child. “The fact that nobody intervened in how many minutes, maybe they were left alone, maybe they just disregarded the cries, I don’t know,” she said to the news station. “But it takes some time to do that kind of biting and my daughter would have been very upset.”
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) says the case is still being reviewed. In a statement to Fox News, they said, “The ADHS is investigating the incident at Creative Beginnings Daycare and working with law enforcement. The investigation is not completed and ADHS cannot comment on pending investigations.”