Glastonbury Daycare Worker Accused of Child Abuse

An employee of a Glastonbury daycare is accused of hitting several 2-year-old children at the daycare and has been arrested.

Police started investigating in December when the state Department of Children and Families reached out to them about alleged child abuse at the Stork Club, at 583 New London Turnpike.

Police arrested Nicole Mayo, 22, of Wethersfield, on Friday.

She is accused of hitting, restraining and roughly handling 2-year-olds at the daycare over the last year, police said.

She has been charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct.

Bond was set at $65,000 and Mayo is due in court on April 6.

Mayo is not listed on the online court docket. It's not clear if she has an attorney.

The investigation also led to the arrest of Meegan Beach, the director at the Stork Club.  Police said Beach failed to report Mayo's suspected abuse.  By law, daycare providers must report cases of suspected child abuse to the proper authorities.

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