Orange County day care owner charged with not reporting abuse of 3 kids

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MIDDLETOWN (WABC) -- The owner of a home day care in Orange County has been charged with failing to report the abuse of children under her care.

47-year old Kesha Perry ran a day care center called Smilee Facez Childcare at her home in Middletown.

Authorities say an 11-year old that she was watching subjected three other children, one of whom was a relative, to various sexual and physical contact for almost a year.

State Police say the owner knew enough that she should have reported something. As a licensed daycare worker, she is a mandated reporter of abuse.

The abuse was just brought to the attention of the Orange County Child Abuse Unit in the last few weeks.

Perry was watching 13 children at her daycare, the license of which is now under review.

She has been charged with several counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Orders of Protection were issued on behalf of the victims.