http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/phoenix-daycare-worker-to-spend-time-in-jail-for-striking-child-in-head-in-februaryA former Phoenix daycare worker will spend 30 days in jail, plus three years probation for striking a child in the head twice with a broomstick back in February.
The multiple strikes left 21-month-old boy's head bloody and scarred with a large gash at Brighter Angels near Central Avenue and Baseline Road.
Lillie Adams plead guilty to aggravated assault. The judge sentenced her Wednesday, allowing her to serve her time as a deferred work-release. Bryan Bouchard with the Superior Court of Arizona said in an email that deferred work-release means Adams will serve her term only on weekends.
"She will take herself to jail at a certain time on Thursday, for example, and spend the weekend there," Bouchard wrote. "She will continue this schedule until her sentence is fulfilled."
Adams admitted to getting frustrated with the boy in her care for laughing and climbing under a table. She said he would not listen to her to come out, so she used the broom. She even mentioned to police during her interview that she was aware the broom had a sharp edge to it, as she had cut herself with the broom previously.
This incident led to disturbing alleged cover-up by the daycare to ensure no one found out about what really happened inside; three employees in total arrested in this case.