Police arrest Muskogee day care worker accused of child abuse, neglect

Police arrest Muskogee day care worker accused of child abuse, neglect

TULSA, Okla. — Muskogee police arrested Rebecca Isham, an employee of the Oak Tree Academy daycare, because security camera footage allegedly shows her slamming a child down and then placing a blanket over the child’s head.

MPD spokesperson Officer Jeramie Garcia said the child was under the age of 10.

Garcia said Isham was arrested on a single count of felony child abuse and neglect, and police are currently analyzing the video to get it to the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office.

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The owner of the day care said Isham was fired immediately after the incident was discovered.

The owner, who did not want to appear on camera, told FOX23 that “all it takes is for you to violate DHS rules once and you’re out of here. We do not tolerate that kind of behavior.”

The incident is under investigation.

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