Maryland Daycare Worker Charged With Child Abuse, Assault

Police say Johnathan Cummings admitted to kicking a two-year-old boy

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013  |  Updated 8:56 PM EDT
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A teenage daycare worker was charged with child abuse for allegedly kicking a toddler in an Upper Marlboro, Md., home. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.

Tracee Wilkins

A teenage daycare worker was charged with child abuse for allegedly kicking a toddler in an Upper Marlboro, Md., home. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.

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An employee at an unlicensed daycare in Prince George's County was arrested after he was captured on video apparently abusing a toddler.

Johnathan Desmond Cummings, 19, admitted to kicking a two-year-old boy under his care, police said. According to charging documents, Cummings told police he kicked the child in frustration, News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reported.

They believe there may be more victims.

The case unraveled Monday after the witness who took the video shared it with the parents of the boy. Authorities were then called to the daycare, located at a home in the 13600 block of Wood Ember Drive in Upper Marlboro.

Cummings was charged with physical child abuse and second-degree assault. He has been released on a $35,000 bond.

The owners of the daycare received a cease and desist order and can't reopen without a license.

According to parents, the suspect's mother, Terry Cummings, operated the business, Wilkins reported.

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