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Hamilton County Ohio Day Care Worker Sentenced for Illegally Drugging Children to Make Them Sleep

By Will Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Pamela Hartley, a 56-year-old woman of Hamilton County, Ohio, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and banned from working in the childcare industry ever again. Hartley was one of two women who were accused of drugging children at a Hamilton County childcare facility.

After officials learned that Hartley was giving medication to children at the Covenant Apostolic Church Church Day Care Center, she was charged with child endangerment. Officials said the women were giving children, Melatonin, an over-the-counter sleeping supplement. Donna Scott, 41, is the other woman charged in the case. Scott has a trial scheduled in August and is entitled to a defense attorney. Hartley and Scott were both fired from the daycare. To read more details on this story see Hamilton County, Ohio daycare worker sentenced after giving sleeping supplement to children.

Parents and guardians place a tremendous amount of trust in a daycare facility and its workers. People hired as daycare workers should never neglect their responsibilities and respect the position they have been placed in.