Parents of Injured Baby File Civil Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Daycare
INDIANAPOLIS--The parents of a 1-year-old boy who they say was beaten at an Indianapolis daycare in May are filing a civil lawsuit against the daycare's owner and a worker.
That 1-year-old boy is Jesse Harris. His parents filed that civil suit Thursday.
It comes 2 months after the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced that it would not be pursuing criminal charges against KiddieGarden Daycare.
In a statement issued in May, Prosecutor Terry Curry said “Based on the investigation including medical review, statements from all parties, and cell phone records, the evidence does not support a criminal charge based on Indiana code.”
Curry went on to say that a medical expert confirmed that Harris' njuries were consistent with having been inflicted by another child.
The suit alleges that KiddieGarden failed to have a qualified day care provider supervise their son and other kids that day.
It also states that the daycare failed to seek timely treatment for Harris' injuries and that the battery on their son happened while he was under the center's supervision.
The worker on duty at the time was fired, and the Family and Social Services Administration ordered the day care to close May 2. That worker reportedly told the mother that Harris' injuries came from another child at the daycare.
The child's mother, Tiffany Griffin, said she could hear her son screaming at the daycare when she arrived to pick him up.
Harris' parents are seeking damages in the lawsuit, but the exact amount of money they are looking was not disclosed.