A Cleveland mother was horrified when she discovered signs of abuse on her 2-year-old son. The boy had bruising and lash marks across much of his lower body.
The mother got the police involved, who obtained surveillance footage from Cedar Early Learning Center. When they saw the footage, they couldn’t believe it.
A daycare worker can be seen grabbing the boy and mercilessly beating him with a plastic back scratcher.
According to a local report by Fox8:
She tightened her hold as the child struggled to escape the pain of 22 lashes across his leg. The video shows the woman push the boy to the floor and hit him again.
Ten minutes later, the same employee was seen beating the 2-year-old again as she dragged him across the room and threw him onto a changing table.
“I could not believe. Just looking at that, that this place even had the audacity to do that to my baby for no reason, he didn’t deserve it at all,” wept the child’s mother, Ryane Lamb.
A second employee was seen on camera beating another child with a plastic baseball bat.
Both of the employees have been fired. Police detectives seized evidence from the daycare but have not yet announced any charges.