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WPD: Two employees arrested in connection to alleged incidents at Wilmington daycare

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 11:21 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 3:48 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Two employees have been charged with child abuse and assault in connection with alleged incidents at a daycare in Wilmington, police officials announced on Wednesday.

Officials say that Geraldine Sidbury and Pamela Carr were arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse and two counts of assault on a child under 12.

“The incidents being investigated are said to have occurred at Carr’s Academy at 4102 Peachtree Ave. in Wilmington,” the WPD said in a news release. “The investigation is still ongoing. WPD encourages anyone who feels their child may have been victimized to please call the department.”

Sources familiar with the investigation say a 7-year-old girl involved in the case says the child stood up in her seat on the daycare van after school, prompting the daycare workers to discipline her with a belt. The girl didn’t tell her mother about it right away, but told her teacher at Snipes Academy, who contacted authorities.

Carr’s Academy is a four-star daycare facility but has been cited for violations in the past, including inappropriate discipline during an unannounced visit by the state in March.

If you have any information, call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send a message to 847411 using the keyword WPDNC, add a space, and type your information or use the Wilmington NC PD app.

Pamela Carr, left, and Geraldine Sidbury
Pamela Carr, left, and Geraldine Sidbury(WPD)

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