Daycare owner's license pulled after being arrested on child abuse charge
OMAHA, Neb (FOX 42 KPTM)-- An Omaha daycare was shut suddenly this month after its owner was accused of child abuse.
Christine Freeman owns Chrissy's Childcare on 133rd and Riggs Streets.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order closing the daycare on February 6th.
It came days after Freeman was arrested.
According to an Omaha Police Department report, Freeman took a nearly two-year-old-girl to Children's hospital on January 29th.
Doctors there say the little girl had severe bruising on the left side of her face, chin, left side of stomach area, and on the right side of her back.
Police say the little girl was in her care as a foster child.
Court affidavits say Freeman told police she picked up the child at 6p.m. on the 29th from the child care center the girl attends.
It says neither the child care center nor Freeman noticed any bruising.
Children's Hospital said the girl had been running, smiling, and playing while at the center.
Affidavits say Freeman told police she put the girl to bed at 7 p.m. and 20 minutes later the child was heard crying.
It says Freeman reported she went to check on the girl, picked her up, and saw that the child's face was red and blood was coming out of her mouth. She said red marks were forming on her face and body.
It says Freeman took the girl to her neighbor's home, who is a nurse, and was told to take the child to the hospital right away.
Doctors at the hospital told police the girl's injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma.
Freeman was booked on a Child Abuse by Intent charge and was given a $25,000 bond.