By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, two day care employees have been criminally charged regarding an incident in which a boy was left alone in a day care center van. The child was left alone in the van for over 7 hours. It was reported that the boy was 5 years old at the time of the incident. The boy was transported to Kreative Kids Child Development Center. The boy fell asleep on the bus and nobody involved with the transportation or the day care center took any action to account for or check the bus for the child for 7 hours. Even though the van was equipped with an alarm to check for children when the day care van / bus was turned off, the boy still went unnoticed on the van for an extended time period (7 hours). You can read more about this story at Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Criminal Charges Filed Against Day Care Workers.
While the child did not suffer any significant physical or medical injuries as a result of the incident, he was quite scared and incidents like this can have long term psychological effects on a child.
The day care workers will be entitled to defend themselves against the charges through the services of a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney or the public defender’s actions. There is no indication that either worker wanted to harm or abandon the child; however, the carelessness or recklessness of actions can be the basis for criminal prosecution even though there is no intent to harm the victim / child.