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Child Abuse Investigation at Childcare Center in Prescott Valley
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11 July 2019   Rachel Montague, PV Police Department

CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION

The Prescott Valley Police Department Criminal Investigations Section is actively investigating numerous reports of child abuse that have allegedly occurred at the Gummy Bear Early Learning Center which is a child care center and is currently located in the 8000 block of Manley Drive in the Town of Prescott Valley.   

One arrest has been made in connection with this investigation. The investigation is ongoing to determine if there are additional suspects and /or additional victims.  The Gummy Bear Early Learning Center is cooperating with the Prescott Valley Police Department’s investigation and the appropriate licensing agency has been notified.  

The Prescott Valley Police Department takes any report of the mistreatment of children or child abuse very seriously. Interference in a criminal investigation, to include threats of harm or actual harm to involved person of interest or suspects will not be tolerated. To that note, we continue to encourage those who may have been affected by these alleged incidents to come forward and contact the Prescott Valley Police Department at 928-772-9267 to make a report. 

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. You may also contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.