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Former Day Care Owner Sentenced To 6 Years After Hiding 26 Kids Behind False Wall In Basement



Daycare Owner Carla Faith Found Guilty In Child Abuse Case

Daycare Owner Carla Faith Found Guilty In Child Abuse Case

A former daycare owner has been sentenced to six years in prison after hiding 26 children in the basement of a facility in 2019, Howard Black.

Carla Faith owned the Play Mountain Place Facility in Colorado Springs. She pleaded guilty to 26 counts of child abuse and three counts of operating a daycare without a license.

Authorities said the kids were all under three years old and that police noticed “many of the children had soiled or wet diapers, were sweating, and were very thirsty upon contact.”

According to Yahoonews, Faith’s arrest happened back in December of 2019. Authorities made a visit to the facility the month before because they were receiving complaints that Faith had more kids coming to the facility than her license allowed. According to reports her license only allowed six.

Police received another tip later that Faith “possibly hiding” the children in the home. Police went to the home to search, but Faith stated there were no kids present. While the officer was there one of the kids started crying and he noticed backpacks on the floor.

Police stated Faith would not cooperate with them, but after searching the home they eventually located a false wall that led to a furnished basement where they seen 26 children and two adults.

Kim Marshall, who had two kids at the daycare, shared with KOAA-TV that they are still receiving counseling.

“We sleep with the lights on in our house,” she said. “My kids are anxious. They are fearful of the world.”

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