Day care worker pleads guilty to child sex abuse

Day care worker pleads guilty to child sex abuse

Jared Addison Terhune A 40-year-old daycare worker had admitted to assaulting several children at a Billings daycare owned by his mother, reports The Independent Record

Jared Addison Terhune pled guilty to several assault charges Tuesday in Yellowstone County District Court.  He’s being jailed on a $250,000 bond.

Terhune is accused of sexually assaulting five children, ages ranging from 2 to 13, while they were at his mother’s daycare, which closed in August 2014.

According to court documents, Terhune would on occasions supervise the children when his mom, Sunshine West, wasn’t present.

West denied any wrongdoing by her son to the parent of one of the victims.

Terhune will be sentenced in October, although a specific date has not yet been determined.

Terhune needs to be punished to the full extent of the law for the pain he inflicted on these children and their families.  I hope his guilty plea will serve as validation for the victims and that they can now begin to heal.

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