Assembly Kidz Care releases statement after employee accused of child abuse

Published: Aug. 13, 2019 at 11:10 AM CDT
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The West Monroe daycare that employed a teacher's aide accused of abusing young children has released a statement regarding the incident.

The statement follows the arrest of 48-year-old Yolanda Rochelle Jackson, a former employee of The Assembly Kidz Care on Glenwood Drive after police say she was caught on video hitting, shaking, and dropping children on the floor.

According to arrest records, West Monroe police were called Monday, Aug. 12, to investigate Jackson.

Police say they reviewed video footage which showed multiple instances of Jackson abusing two three-year-olds and a four-year-old.

Police say they saw Jackson hit a three-year-old in the back of the head with an open hand. They say they saw Jackson grab and shake children. They say Jackson dragged children across the room by the arm. They also say Jackson picked up children and intentionally dropped them or threw them to the floor.

Arrest records did not specify exactly when these alleged actions occurred.

Jackson was arrested and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on three counts of cruelty to juveniles.