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Daycare Child Abuse

Forty-seven year old unlicensed home daycare owner Francis Potter has been released from the Desoto Detention Center. Investigators with the Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office began investigating Potter back in February, following complaints from the mother of a child she was babysitting. The mother says she noticed several bruises in her child's back and investigators are confident they have the evidence to prove the bruising was a result of child abuse, they believe the child is was  a thick paint stirring stick that left severe purple bruises on the child's lower back. The unlicensed AJ's Playhouse Daycare Center is now out of business. State Law requires any daycare provider to be licensed if seven or more children are being cared for.  There were seven children enrolled at AJ's Playhouse Daycare Center at the time of Potters arrest.

Story by Elbony Wilcott

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