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Police arrest workers at Phoenix day care on abuse charges

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PHOENIX — Police have arrested a second employee at a Phoenix day care where another worker has been accused of hitting a toddler with a broom handle.

Police already had arrested Lillie Adams, 37, on one count of child abuse. They had followed up on a call about a little boy who had been taken to a hospital Feb. 17 from Brighter Angels day care near Central Avenue and Baseline Road.

The 21-month-old suffered a four-inch cut on the head. A spokesman for Phoenix Police said the boy’s mother took him to the hospital.

Court documents showed the boy’s mother was given a letter from the school stating he tripped and cut his head, but video evidence allegedly showed Adams hitting the child with the broom.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office indicated Adams remained jailed Friday pending an initial court appearance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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