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State releases Georgetown daycare report after police arrest former employee

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Newly released papers are revealing more details about the abuse of a child that led police to arrest a former Georgetown daycare employee.

Georgetown police say 26-year-old Amanda Wright violently yanked a two-year-old out of her chair, causing the child to break her collarbone.

Written statements reveal one employee, Amanda Wright, was having difficulty with a two-year-old girl eating lunch, telling her to "keep her knees off the table because she was afraid she would fall backwards out of the chair."

Statements go on to read Wright then grabbed the girl "by her arm and jerked her up from her seat during lunch time and made the child stand at the lunch table."

Moments later, after letting the two-year-old sit again, fellow employees say Wright "pulls her chair roughly from the table causing her to fall out of her chair and she again grabs the girl harshly by the arm and pulls her to her feet."

They go on to say they saw the girl crying and pointing to her right side, and that staff members told the child's mother about the fall, but not about the severity of it. Leaders at the Center, who did report the incident immediately, released this statement to WKYT -

"The Director of Georgetown Child Development Center reported this incident for investigation immediately upon learning that a child had been injured on the premises. Our center has cooperated with all agencies involved in the investigation including Child Aware, child protective services, Georgetown Police, and state licensure. Our first priority is, and always has been, the safety of all children in our care. "

Wright will be in court to answer to the charge of criminal abuse in November.


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