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Phoenix daycare worker arrested for child abuse

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 13:33:00-05

PHOENIX (KNXV) - A daycare worker has been arrested after allegedly hitting a child with a broom.

Phoenix police said officers responded to the Brighter Angels Daycare Center near Central Avenue and Baseline Road on February 17 for a report of an injured child.

When officers arrived on the scene they found evidence that 37-year-old Lillie Adams struck a 21-month-old child with a broom while she was cleaning. 

The 21-month-old child was taken to a local hospital and his mother was notified of the incident. 

Adams was arrested and booked on one count of child abuse.