Manassas Woman Accused of Running Illegal Daycare

Tara A. Loop charged with four counts of cruelty to children

Friday, Oct 5, 2012  |  Updated 2:22 PM EDT
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Va. Woman Accused of Running Illegal Daycare

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A woman accused of operating an illegal daycare in Prince William County is facing four counts of cruelty to children.

Tara Angelyn Loop ran Growing Minds Daycare out of her home on Somerworth Drive in Manassas, but police said she operated without a license.

On Tuesday, police received a complaint that there were too many children in the home. When they arrived, they found six young children in the home with Loop and her 16-year-old daughter.

Three of the children, all younger than two years old, were found unsupervised in another room.

Loop is charged with one count for each of the children left unattended, and one count for making her daughter work long hours at the daycare, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

Loop received a $4,000 bond. No court date has been set.

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