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19-year-old day care employee charged with child abuse in Upper Marlboro

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Johnathan Desmond Cummings (Prince George's County Police Department) Johnathan Desmond Cummings (Prince George's County Police Department)
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -

An unlicensed day care center in Upper Marlboro has been shut down after a 19-year-old employee allegedly assaulted a two-year-old boy in his care.

Johnathan Desmond Cummings of Upper Marlboro was charged with physical child abuse and second-degree assault.

Police say the alleged incident was caught on tape, recorded by an eyewitness.

They also say Cummings has confessed to kicking the child.

The parents of the boy who was kicked did not want to talk to FOX 5 on camera, but say the boy is fine. They say the day care center cared for as many as 30 to 40 children at a time.

A spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education's Office of Child Care sent investigators to the house to issue a cease and desist order, ordering the unlicensed day care center to stop operations.

Prince George's Police detectives believe there may be more victims. They are asking anyone with information to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Child and Vulnerable Adult Unit at (301) 772-4930. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD" plus your message to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police to submit a tip online.

Online:

it's http://mdchildcare.org/mdcfc/network/mainnumbers.html


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