A woman who is the owner of a child care facility in Texas is in custody on charges of child endangering after she allegedly tied laces around young children the neck to help restrain them in their car seats, a report said.
(Dallas County Jail via AP)
A woman who is the owner of a child care facility in Texas is in custody on charges of child endangering after she allegedly tied laces around young children the neck to help restrain them in their car seats.
The accusations against Rebecca Anderson, 60, came after a parent notified authorities last week of a video they obtained depicting the alleged conduct, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
In the video, Anderson was reportedly having regard to the dosing of something in a syringe to the over-6-months-old, as well as grab and pull the ankle of the child, sitting in his chair, the outlet said, citing the documents.
The authorities came to the woman’s residence on Friday and discovered several children in a car seat hidden in a dark closet and a bathroom in the house, the court records stated.
The children at Becky’s Home Child Care were strapped in a carseat for at least seven hours per day, according to a statement obtained by The Associated Press.
Some guy had “ligatures,” which were lace-up, secured “to their neck,” The Post reported.
The woman confessed to having “tied the ligatures on the victims and restrict their movement and prevent them from reaching the locking mechanisms and being able to get out of the chair,” the authorities told the outlet.
They also confessed to administering drugs “to make them stop crying and to make her job easier,” authorities said, despite initially denying that.
Anderson was booked Sunday night in the Dallas County jail on multiple counts of child endangering.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.