Daycare owner, daughter arrested for boy's death
SUNRISE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The South Florida daycare operators accused of contributing to the death of a little boy in their care have been arrested in another state.
A South Florida daycare owner was arrested in connection with the tragic death of Jordan Coleman. Cecily Roberts, who owns 3C's Day Academy in Sunrise, and her daughter were arrested in New York City, late Friday afternoon.
Investigators were surprised to learn that Roberts was operating another daycare in NYC, the L.R. Academy in Brooklyn. "They leave as the investigation is taking place and they relocate to New York and open up another day care," said Broward Sheriff's Office Keyla Concepcion.
The arrests come on the heels of a grand jury indictment for their involvement in death of Coleman. "Its just unbelievable, its just shocking," said Concepcion.
The 4-year-old boy was found locked in a sweltering sport utility vehicle in August. It is believed he was inside the vehicle for more than 2-and-a-half hours.
Wednesday, a daycare employee, 19-year old Paris Ward, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the child's death. The teen stands accused of negligently leaving the child inside the daycare's vehicle, outside of a Tamarac apartment.
BSO said the day care that Roberts was running in Tamarac has been closed. "Since the incident occurred on August 1st its been closed," said Concepcion.
Both mother and daughter will return to Florida and face several charges.
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