Report: Criminals Received Daycare Licenses

Report: Criminals Received Daycare Licenses

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(KSL News) -- A Utah State audit reveals some disturbing information about who may be watching our kids.

A report on the Bureau of Child Care Licensing shows the state gave more than 50 licenses to run daycares to people with criminal records. Some of the applicants have former criminals living in their homes.

Twenty-eight cases involve assault, drug possession, even child abuse. One day care provider had a husband who'd sexually abused a five-year old. State law mandates that person shouldn't have had a license.

Dr. Marc Babitz, Utah Dept. of Health: "We have been denying these kinds of people so numbers are already going down. The ones who actually committed a crime in child care have been revoked."

The audit also showed the state was inconsistent in evaluating existing daycare providers.

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