Texas home daycare owner left kids tied to car seats

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Police say a daycare owner in Mesquite, Texas kept children restrained and tied-up.

Rebecca Anderson was arrested on Saturday after officers searched the daycare she ran out of her house.

Police say they received a complaint involving Anderson about how she physically handled the infants and toddlers at her daycare.

Police searched her home after Anderson was caught on a hidden camera possibly abusing a baby in a car.

Neighbors say they sometimes heard children screaming in Anderson’s house.

Neighbor Susan Geldmeier says, “It just kind of concerned me the way the kids sounded when the parents dropped them off. It alarmed me to where I was like why are they sounding like that”.

Anderson is facing child endangerment charges – and the case is still under investigation.


Day care owner accused of tying kids to car seats for hours

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) – The owner of a Dallas-area in-home day care accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours has been jailed on child endangerment charges.

An affidavit says Rebecca Anderson also yanked a 6-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tied laces around the children’s necks to limit their movement and gave them the painkiller acetaminophen to quiet them.

The affidavit says the 60-year-old woman kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at Becky’s Home Child Care, her day care in Mesquite, Texas.

Anderson was booked Sunday night into the Dallas County jail on nine counts of child endangerment with bonds totaling $45,000.

Jail records list no attorney to can speak on her behalf.

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