Police have arrested a Brooklyn day care worker on charges that he sexually abused a child as the NYPD searches for more possible victims.
Manathis Anderson, 63, an employee of Heavenly Miracle Academy Services in East New York, was taken into custody on Sunday at the facility for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old boy over his clothes, ABC reported. He is accused of touching the boy on five different occasions in the past month.
“It’s disappointing,” said one mother to NY1. “I had a lot of faith in this place. My daughter’s been going here for a very long time, but after hearing this, she won’t be. I refuse to put her somewhere where there’s another child that’s been inappropriately touched.”
A Health Department inspection conducted in March 2015 indicated that Heavenly Miracle Academy Services failed to conduct background checks, but that violation has since been updated to corrected, NY1 added.
“My son used to go to this day care a while back,” an area father was quoted by NY1. “There’s too many violations in there. I don’t think it’s right, you know, especially in this neighborhood – you know, it kind of sucks.”
Anderson was charged with sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child, and police are investigating if other victims could have been involved, according to ABC.