For immediate release, March 1, 2017, 4:40 pm
We’re Investigating Child Molestation at Kidz, Ink 2 in Bear, Delaware
The school sex abuse victims’ lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent are currently investigating child molestation at a day care in Bear, Delaware, south of Newark. Last year, a former employee, 21 year old Anthony Rodriguez, pled guilty to child sex abuse charges after he was caught on video engaging in misconduct with a young boy. There are 3 known victims so far.
Related: Landmark Child Molestation Case Against a Delaware Judge [Brian Kent and his client were interviewed about a child molestation lawsuit brought against a sitting state court judge, William Bradley, Kelly v. Bradley, Case# 1:09-ev-00282-LDD, Superior Court of Delaware. The interview occurred at the National Crime Victim Bar Association Conference in 2014. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/GGFjUPVlKhA. ]
Last month, Rodriguez was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was convicted of sexual solicitation of a child and second-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust. When released from prison, Rodriguez will be placed on probation and also have to register as a sex offender.
The day care at issue in this case is Kidz, Ink, 2. According to the day care center’s website, Kidz, Ink has 6 locations across Delaware. The case against Rodriguez involved the Bear, Delaware location on Porter Road.
According to an online news report, parents have expressed frustration that they weren’t told about the case against Rodriguez. Many parents indicated they only learned of the case through the news. According to the report, the owner of the school stated that he was just following advice from law enforcement. See www.delawareonline.com, Parents angry they were not told of day care sex abuse (accessed March 1, 2017).
Related News: Laffey, Bucci & Kent Investigating Sex Abuse Allegations at Seventh Day Adventist Schools in Tennessee and West Virginia (January 23, 2017, also featured in a Washington Post news article: A Christian school said it helped troubled kids. It covered up sex abuse instead, lawsuit says.)
Investigation Ongoing – Witnesses & Victims Invited to Contact Our Law Firm
Our attorneys are accepting calls from parents of victims. We’re also interested in speaking to any prior employees/volunteers of the day care center and parents of current and past enrollees.
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