WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - A Kentucky Head Start caregiver has been arrested and suspended from her position following accusations that she bit a child, then spanked the girl, as a form of discipline.
Ginger Hackler, a Bell-Whitley Head Start employee, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree criminal abuse.
According to police in Williamsburg, KY, on Monday, Hackler bit the teething toddler's left arm, leaving teeth impressions and bruising.
"That makes my stomach turn," the child's mother, Larissa King said, identifying the victim as 15-month-old Railee King. "I was under the impression that, you know, that another kid had bit her."
Heckler was released on bond.
Courtesy: NBC NewsChannel, WLEX