It’s a sickening scenario for any parent: to discover clear signs of abuse on your own child.
Appallingly, that is what Ohio mother Ryane Lamb found on her 2-year-old son Amari, Fox 8 learned when she picked him up from his Cleveland daycare on Wednesday.
The welts and bruises covering Amari’s legs were so bad, Lamb took him directly to the hospital for treatment, and then notified the police.
In a surveillance video recorded around 5 p.m. that same day, a 49-year-old employee at Cedar Early Learning Center can be seen striking Amari up to 22 times with what’s reportedly a plastic backscratcher before shoving him to the ground.
Two employees were immediately terminated by the daycare. Warrants have also since been filed for child endangering against two women – Melissa Tate for the abuse of a child, and Tonya James, another worker who witnessed Tate’s actions but neither stopped nor reported the abuse.