An Aurora daycare center will likely receive a misdemeanor citation for child abuse after a father spotted his young son and another child wandering around a busy intersection with no supervision.

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The incident was reported to police at around 6:20 p.m. on Monday after the father saw the children near South Peoria Street and East Cornell Avenue – not far from the Rising Stars Daycare.

The father told police he put the two children in his car and drove them back to the daycare. Neither child was injured.

Daycare employees told police the kids ran away while they were taking out the trash,
but weren’t able to catch them by the time the father spotted them.

Social services were notified about the incident, as per protocol.

The Colorado Office of Early Childhood says the state has received a complaint about the daycare and is launching an investigation.


Source: 9News Denver