Parents “completely disgusted”, Del. daycare worker allegedly abused children
HARRINGTON, Del. – A parent’s worst nightmare. That’s what 47 ABC is learning more about in Harrington, after a daycare worker was reportedly arrested for sexually abusing at least two children.
Police say Timothy McCrary worked at the daycare, Telamon Head Start, in Harrington. He was arrested Friday after an almost month long investigation into allegations of abuse. Parents tell 47 ABC they are completely shocked and disgusted. One parent says her daughter was a victim of the 27-year-old’s and she can’t believe any of this.
“I cried. I was hurt and it bothers me,” says Tyreika Wright, a parent of an alleged victim.
Wright tells 47 ABC she’s at a loss for words after her daughter told her she was touched inappropriately by McCrary.
“I’m on my way to the police station next. But I cried, I was upset. She went into detail with me but I’m not going to discuss that but it hurt me because I thought she was safe coming here,” says Wright.
McCrary was reportedly an aid at the daycare. Parents say they knew him but they never expected he would allegedly abuse children.
“When I found out I was completely disgusted. I was told several different things of why he wasn’t in here anymore and I was really shocked because he did so much with the kids,” says Rebecca Keubler, a concerned parent with a child enrolled at Telamon.
Now parents say they are left with so many questions, as they try to figure out if their children were victims too.
“The parents weren’t notified,” says Keubler.
“How did this happen? Were all the staff members there? And then with two kids going there you just never know and then my second son has a speech problem so you can’t really understand him,” says Ronika Frazier, a concerned parent with a child enrolled at Telamon.
47 ABC tried to get answers from Telamon about this investigation, but we were told the person in charge was not available.
Parents tell 47 ABC these allegations bother them and they want something done to make sure their kids are in the right hands.
“They need to put somebody in here that’s actually for the kids and keep them safe, that’s not going to harm them sexually, physically, emotionally, mentally all the way across the board period,” says Wright.
McCrary is charged with three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust 1st Degree and one count of Unlawful Sexual Contact where the victim is less than 13 years old. He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institute on a $235,000 cash only bond.
Harrington Police say they are looking for any other parents or alleged victims. If you think you have information that could help them, you are asked to call Harrington Police Department at 302-398-4493 Extension 12.