Nationally known attorney, Jeff Herman, said Tuesday he is filing two lawsuits against an Omaha daycare facility on behalf of two young girls who were found to be sexually abused there.
The lawsuits were filed by Jeff Herman of Herman Law Boca Raton, Florida, against La Petite Academy.
Mark Mays, a former employee of La Petite Academy, was sentenced to 26 to 60 years in prison on June 25 after being found guilty on two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of manufacturing child pornography.
“This is every parent’s worst nightmare,” Herman said. “Daycare is supposed to be a place where parents can trust that their children will be safe.”
Herman cited previous jobs that Mays left, saying La Petite should have seen red flags. He said he’s seeking at least $10 million.
La Petite Academy Inc., according to its website, is one of the nation’s largest educational daycare companies with 450 schools. It is based in Novi, Michigan.