Day care owner gets 9 years in prison for child abuse
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A woman who ran an unlicensed day care center in Oconto County will serve the next 9 years in prison for child abuse at Ryan’s Rascals in the Town of Chase.
Nicole Brewer, 37, pleaded no contest in February to two counts of neglecting a child with a consequence of great bodily harm, a charge of neglecting a child with a consequence of bodily harm, and neglecting a child with the consequence of emotional damage.
A criminal complaint says a 12-week-old boy in her care suffered a broken arm. Brewer told investigators she didn’t know how the arm was broken. She noticed it was swollen but didn’t point it out to the parents.
Investigators also learned a 15-month-old girl was diagnosed with a closed head injury. There was a boy with a gash over one eye that Brewer initially blamed on a dog, then said the boy hit his head on a coffee table.
Online court records show the judge barred Brewer from having contact with anyone under age 18 who isn’t a blood relative, required her to maintain absolute sobriety, and ordered her to get a psychological evaluation.
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