Rebecca Anderson, the owner of a Dallas-area in-home day care center, has been jailed on child endangerment charges after she was accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours. (Dallas County Jail via AP)
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The owner of a Dallas-area in-home day care center was jailed on child endangerment charges after she was accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours.
An arrest warrant affidavit alleges that Rebecca Anderson kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at her Mesquite, Texas, day care center, Becky’s Home Child Care.
The Daily Mail reported police were tipped off by a father who placed a hidden camera on his six-month-old son's car seat when he dropped him off. Video showed Anderson yanking him out of his car seat and giving him a substance with a plastic syringe.
The affidavit also says the 60-year-old woman tied laces around the young children’s necks to limit their movement and gave them acetaminophen to quiet them.
When police arrived Anderson reportedly lied about the number of children in the home. Police found three children in their car seats in the closet in her master bedroom and one in the master bathroom, reported the Daily Mail.
Anderson was booked Sunday night into the Dallas County jail on nine counts of child endangerment with bonds totaling $45,000.
Jail records list no attorney for her.
With the Associated Press