Shippensburg day care owners charged with abusing children

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 4, 2018 1:24 PM
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(Shippensburg) -- The owners of a now-shuttered Pennsylvania day care are charged with physically and mentally abusing children, including some who were restrained for hours in highchairs and booster seats.

The Public Opinion reports Michael Nolan and Linda Nolan, of Shippensburg, are charged with one count each of false imprisonment of a minor, unlawful restraint of a minor and endangering the welfare of children.

The couple, both 63, owned Miracle Bush Learning Center.

They were arraigned and released Friday on $200,000 unsecured bail.

State police were first notified about the abuse allegations on Oct. 19. Police say staffers told of children being strapped into booster seats and highchairs for hours if they misbehaved, bathroom breaks being used as a privilege and diapers not being changed as punishment. They are also accused of pushing and yelling at kids.

No attorney information is listed in online court documents for the Nolans.

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