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Daycare worker arrested on alleged neglect and abuse of child

Posted: 4:32 PM, Sep 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-13 17:32:45-04

A daycare worker in DeRidder has been arrested following a complaint of alleged neglect and abuse of a 3-year-old.

DeRidder Police say 23-year-old Kelsey B Dease of Anacoco turned herself in on August 20, 2018, in connection to the allegations.

KELSEY DEASE (Photo courtesy of DeRidder Police Dept.)
KELSEY DEASE (Photo courtesy of DeRidder Police Dept.)

A complaint which was filed August 1, 2018, alleged that in July Dease neglected and abused a 3-year-old child at a DeRidder daycare.

Police officers and the Department of Children and Family Services investigated the allegations and from the evidence presented a warrant was issued for Dease’s arrest.

She is being held in the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on a cruelty to juveniles charge. Dease’s bond was set at $5,000.