Waco daycare owner and employee arrested for abusing children

(KCEN for Full Story Here) A Waco daycare owner and her employee were arrested for abusing children, according to police.

Miss Pepper's Place daycare owner Pepper Jones, 37, and employee Brittney Starr Hale, 30, turned themselves in the McLennan County Jail on Thursday afternoon.

The Waco Police Department's Crimes Against Children Detective Unit began investigating allegations of child abuse against the daycare facility on April 4.

"During their investigation, it was discovered that the two arrested persons committed multiple acts of injury to a child and endangering a child," Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said.

Police said video evidence helped lead to the arrests. According to Swanton, the victims were children between the ages of 10 months and two years old.

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