Mom says Canton daycare worker threw child against wall, hit her with furniture

- A mother comes forward with allegations of abuse at her daughter's daycare in Canton.

Latasha Herron says a worker threw furniture at the 4-year-old and that she has proof showing more mistreatment.

"When I got there at 5 p.m., that's when I saw the footage and I just lost it," she said. "I just instantly started crying. I was like, who does this to a child."

Herron says lately her normally happy and playful 4-year-old daughter had been coming home from her Canton daycare, claiming she was sad because she had been put in time out. She didn't think anything of it until she started asking questions.

"I asked, did she hurt you? And that's when she started saying, 'She hurt my arm daddy and she dragged me into timeout.' That's the word she used," Herron said. "I am like, livid."

Herron had her daughter get her teddy bear and demonstrate what the daycare worker did to her. Outraged, Herron says she went to Rosey's Romper Room in Canton and demanded to see the surveillance video from that day.

"She dragged my daughter for about 100 feet to that corner where she slung her up against the wall," Herron said. "(She) shoved her to the floor she took her right foot and kicked her in the corner and you can see all of that in the window."

At one point the worker grabbed a cot and you can see threw it on the small child.

Herron provided another picture of her daughter where the 4-year-old was forced to sit in the corner on the cold floor for 45 minutes.

Herron confronted the daycare management who suggested that the worker needed more training. 

"She has been here six years," Herron said. "What is training going to do for her. She said what do you want us to do. I said I want her fired (expletive) immediately."

Herron says she is now demanding to see video from every time her daughter was under this woman's care. FOX 2 has learned that worker has since been suspended - the state and Canton police are also investigating.

Herron says she has to work to support her and her two daughters - but is worried about what will happen when she leaves her child in someone else's care.

"I just want other moms to know what could be going on and happening to their children all day," she said. "Your children spend most of their day with these people vs. you and this is the love and attention they give to them."

In response the attorney for Rosey's Romper Room issued a statement: "Because this is an open investigation we cannot comment on any specifics revolving around the case. The care and safety of the children at Rosey's is our number one priority. 

"We are fully cooperating with both local authorities and state licensing."

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