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Two more alleged victims identified in daycare sex abuse case

August 9, 2012 |  8:31 am

Two more alleged victims of molestation at a Northern California daycare center have been identified a day after the center was forced to close by the state, officials said.

"We have a total of four victims, people we were working with and interviewing," said Dena Erwin with the Placer County Sheriff's Department. "All of the victims are between the ages of 3 and 5."

Authorities arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the alleged sexual abuse at the Colored Pencils daycare center in Auburn earlier this week. He is the son of the center's owner.

Since opening in 2005, the center has had some trouble with the state, according to documents from California's Department of Social Services.

The owner was investigated for allegedly not feeding a child in her care, but that claim was determined to be unfounded.

Since opening in 2005, the owner has been cited for not providing enough supervision for the number of children on site and some improper sleeping areas for kids.

"We want all parents that had children at the Colored Pencils daycare to talk to their children. If they have any concerns, please call the sheriff's office. We want to talk to their kids and make sure everybody's OK," Erwin said.


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