Colby Daycare Owner Charged with Child Abuse Charges

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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A 25-year-old daycare owner accused of breaking an infant's leg is free on a $1,000 cash bond.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by WEAU-TV, the girl's mother picked up her two children; a seven-month-old and a three-year-old from Dream Bound Daycare on Oct. 9. The woman said the infant's leg was swollen and was in an odd position. The woman took the child to the doctor. A doctor determined the leg was broken.

Investigators interviewed the daycare owner, Kaylee Schnitzler several times.

The complaint says she initially said that she did not hurt the girl, but later changed her story to say that she "adjusted" the girl's leg, and that "it was possible something happened at that time." The complaint goes on to say that Schnitzler didn't tell the girl's mother because she was afraid the mother would flip out.

The girl's three-year-old sister told investigators that Schnitzler threw the baby.

Schnitzler was charged with child abuse and neglect. She'll return to court on Feb. 20.

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