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UPDATE: Mom’s of 3 YO’s Encouraged to Fight at Dover Daycare File Lawsuit

UPDATED STORY by Kelli Steele 11.15.12:  We have an update to a story we first told you about in August.

Three day care workers, 19-year-old Tiana Harris ofDover, 21-year-old Estefania Myers of Felton, and 47-year-old Lisa Parker were arrested on August 19 and charged with assault and other offenses after Dover Police confiscated a cell phone video of a March 6 incident in which two 3-year-old boys were encouraged to fight at a daycare center.

Now the mothers of those two boys have filed a lawsuit alleging that the fight at Hands of Our Future Daycare on South State Street was not an isolated incident.

The mom’s say they want monetary compensation for physical and mental injuries caused to their sons.

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UPDATED STORY by Kelli Steele 08.25.12:  Three Dover daycare workers charged with encouraging and videotaping two 3-year-old boys to fight each other, waived their rights to preliminary hearings Friday.

19-year-old Tiana Harris of Dover, 21-year-old Estefania Myers of Felton, and 47-year-old Lisa Parker were arrested this past Monday and charged with assault and other offenses after Dover Police confiscated a cell phone video of the March 6 incident.

All three women are currently free on bail. They’re expected to be back in court in September.

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UPDATED STORY by Kelli Steele 08.24.12:  Three Dover day care workers will be in court today for a preliminary hearing on charges of allowing and encouraging two 3-year-old boys to fight each other.

The three women were arrested earlier this week; they were charged with assault and other offenses.

Dover Police confiscated a cell phone video of the incident which is alleged to have occurred in March.

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UPDATED STORY by Kelli Steele 08.22.12:  Three employees of a Dover day care center arrested this week for videotaping and encouraging two 3-year-olds to fight are due in court Friday for a preliminary hearing.

Dover Police on Monday arrested the three women at Hands of Our Future Day Care on South State Street.

Police say an investigation led to the arrests after detectives viewed cell phone video of an incident that occurred in March, in which the three employees watched and encouraged the children to fight.

Police say 19-year-old Tiana Harris of Dover, 21-year-old Estefania Myers of Felton and 47-year-old Lisa Parker of Dover have been been charged with 2nd degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree reckless endangering and conspiracy; all three women are free on bail.

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ORIGINAL STORY:  Three daycare workers from the Hands of Our Future Daycare in Dover have been charged after they encouraged 3 year old children to fight.  The daycare’s license has also been suspended pending a hearing.  Dover Police watched cell phone video of the incident, which occurred in March, which showed the three employees – 19 year old Tiana Harris of Dover, 21 year old Estefania Myers of Felton and 47 year old Lisa Parker of Dover encouraging the 2 children to fight with each other.  The three women are charged with second degree assault, reckless endangering, endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy.

A meeting is being held at 6pm tonight at Dover Police Department for parents or legal guardians of the children who attend the Hands of Our Future Daycare only to answer questions and help parents to find daycare arrangements.

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NEWS RELEASE:  Hands of Our Future Daycare License Suspended After Employees Encouraged 3 Year Olds To Fight
Date of Incident: 08/20/12
This News Release was entered 08/20/12 and last updated on 08/20/12
Location of Incident:  868 S. State St. Dover De

Narrative
On August 20, 2012 detectives from the Dover Police Criminal Investigation Unit arrested three adult employees from the Hands of Our Future LLC Daycare, located at 868 S. State St. in Dover. Investigation led to their arrests after detectives viewed cell phone video of an incident that occurred in March of 2012 where the three female employees watched and encouraged two 3 year olds to fight each other while at the daycare. The three Defendants were each charged with Assault 2nd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Reckless Endangering 2nd, and Conspiracy. Hands of Our Future LLC Daycare has had their City of Dover Business License suspended pending a hearing. There will be a meeting tonight at 6pm here at the Dover Police Department for parents or legal guardians of children who attended the Hands of Our Future Daycare. The purpose of the meeting will be to answer questions and help guide parents in finding daycare arrangements. Due to the number of students, only the parents or legal guardians are permitted to enter the meeting. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Crime/Nature:   Assault 2nd

Defendants:   Tiana Harris
Gender:F, Age:19
Forrest Creek Dr
Dover, De
Charges: Assault 2nd (2 counts) Reckless Endangering 2nd (2 counts) Endangering the Welfare of a Child (9 counts) Conspiracy 2nd
Bond: No bond information at this time.

Estefania Myers
Gender:F, Age:21
Dickens Lane
Felton, De
Charges: Assault 2nd (2 counts) Reckless Endangering 2nd (2 counts) Endangering the Welfare of a Child (9 counts) Conspiracy 2nd
Bond: No bond information at this time.

Lisa Parker
Gender:F, Age:47
S. Governors Blvd
Dover, De
Charges: Assault 2nd (2 counts) Reckless Endangering 2nd (2 counts) Endangering the Welfare of a Child (9 counts) Conspiracy 2nd
Bond: No bond information at this time.

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12 Responses

  1. Anthony says:

    This is on the Drudge Report now.

    What ‘sweethearts’ these people are…encouraging 3 yr olds to fight so they can videotape it.

    A true example of evil.

    Delaware is getting to be known as ‘the state of bizarre crimes’. This in addition to providing our country with a VP who defines the word ‘bizarre’.

  2. 27 grady says:

    It has to be something in the water!!!!!!!!

  3. Guest says:

    There is something in our water 27grady. It’s called the runoff from out of state foreigners showering here and then infiltrating their nasty runoff behind once they go back home. They’re tainted our shallow water drinking wells and left the mud they brought with them here in Delaware. These three women most certainly do not represent Delawareans.

  4. 27 grady says:

    Agreed

  5. sparkyscousin says:

    So the punishment for dog-fighting is greater than the punishment for toddler-fighting…I guess it’s a crazy justice system.

    “So, Trudy, what did you learn at daycare today, hon?”

    “Call me Crusher, woman.”

  6. Sussexlivin says:

    Guest,,I agree with you 100%!! Glad someone realized it besides me.

  7. The Right Opinion says:

    Front page of Foxnews.com right now….. I said it before, it wont be long before Nancy Grace openes an office in Delaware….
    I guess when you have nothing else to be proud of in your miserable life, at least you can say “my 3 year old beat up your 3 year old…” what a waste of welfare dollars….

  8. yankee says:

    Put those three pigs in a sell toss in one hamburg a day and videotape them fighting for it.

  9. lookout says:

    Let’s put these women in the Octagon.

  10. hang em' says:

    yo, damn yankee, I agree, but it’s “cell”

  11. Guest says:

    Pictures are worth a thousand words, and the pictures of these 3 tells the whole story.

  12. yankee says:

    Oh crap–sorry

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