Two day care workers in Georgia have been accused of child abuse including allegedly spraying children’s faces with cleaning fluid.
WSB-TV reported that the alleged abuse took place in January and February 2021.
According to a news release obtained by WSB-TV, Fritz and Flynn have been accused of making children fight each other, spraying them in the face with cleaning liquid, hitting a child with a book in the head, kicking a child into a wall and stepping on a child’s leg, along with other forms of abuse.
Prosecutors claim that Flynn and Fritz also allegedly lifted a cot with a child sleeping in it, causing the child to fall off it, according to WSB-TV.
According to WSB-TV, Flynn and Fritz have both been indicted on 18 charges of first-degree cruelty to children, six counts of second-degree child abuse, three counts of simple battery and a count of failure to report suspected child abuse.
If Fritz and Flynn are convicted, they could face five to 20 years on each count of first-degree child cruelty, one to 10 years for each count of second-degree child cruelty and a maximum of a year for each count of simple battery, according to WSB-TV.
WSB-TV also reported that the former director of the day care, Latona Lambert, 51, was also arrested and charged with a count of failure to report child abuse.
Fritz, Flynn and Lambert could all face a maximum of a year for failure to report suspected child abuse if convicted, according to WSB-TV.
The investigation is ongoing. The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Air Force Security Forces, along with the FBI, according to WSB-TV, are handling the investigation.