Daycare Workers Charged Over Video of Toddler Scared of Doll

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MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) – Two Kentucky daycare workers have been charged over an online video that shows one of them scaring a toddler with a doll.

Wendy’s Wonderland worker Tasha Cox is accused of filming Diana Willett waiving a doll at a 2-year-old girl who has a well-known fear of dolls and small animals.

The video was shared on Facebook and shows the girl hiding under a table, crying and shoving the doll away as the singing caregiver waves it close. The caregiver later comments that the girl won’t stop crying.

Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies say they learned of allegations on Friday. Willet was arrested Monday and charged with criminal child abuse. Cox was arrested and charged with failure to report the abuse. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.

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