BRIGHT HORIZONS DAYCARE WORKER AT CREATIVE BEGINNINGS CHILD CARE CENTER ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A 4-YEAR-OLD CHILD.
BERN TOWNSHIP, PA (Reading Eagle) – A daycare worker was arrested Friday on charges of indecent assault against a 4-year-old boy at a facility in Bern Township.
Andrew McCollin, 33, Berwick, Columbia County, was also charged with corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of a child, said county detectives. He was committed to Berks County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail after arraignment before District Judge Brian K. Strand, whose office is in the township.
According to Berks County detectives:
Detectives were contacted Monday after a 4-year-old boy said his genitals were touched by a teacher at Creative Beginnings Child Care Center at 2390 Bernville Road, which is part of the Bright Horizons group.
The boy identified the teacher as “Mr. Andrew” and also said the teacher rubbed his back under his clothing. When asked how many times this happened, the boy said “plenty.”
Detectives interviewed McCollin, and he admitted to touching the victim on more than one occasion. McCollin surrendered to detectives Friday. Detectives are still investigating McCollin. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 610-478-7171.
Nationally recognized sex abuse attorney Jeff Herman explained that “no child is a match for a seasoned predator.” Herman continued “We often find predators where ever we find children and these predators use grooming tactics which can often confuse a child even further.”
“Children become groomed and compliant for what’s going on,” Herman explained A pedophile masquerading as a teacher or school staff member is an unfortunately common ruse to access kids. Their position of power and authority often causes more confusion for victims, especially young children.
Herman Law has represented several families with claims against Bright Horizons, who have had children with allegations of sexual abuse.
In March of 2016, a jury awarded our client 3 million dollars in a trial against Bright Horizons for sexual abuse. To view the full article click HERE.
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