kdka-sm kdka-am-sm fan-sm pittsburgh-cw-logo

Local

Local Daycare Shut Down, Worker Accused Of Molestation

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Bob Allen Bob Allen
Bob Allen joined the KDKA-TV team in January 2000 as a General...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHIPPEWA (KDKA) — The state shut down a daycare center in Chippewa, Beaver County, after a worker was accused of molesting a child.

The alleged incident happened nine years ago, but the victim, now 15, just came forward.

The suspect’s daughter owns the daycare center and when she didn’t shut it down, the state got involved.

The victim told police she was inappropriately touched when she was six years old by Clarence Bryan at his family’s daycare center on Darlington Road.

“I am glad that she finally got the nerve and the courage to come forward because unfortunately these things do happen and they have to realize they’re not the one that’s wrong,” Chippewa Police Chief Robert Berchtold said.

Bryan, 81, was arrested two days ago and confessed to police.

“He had her on his lap and gave her a mouth to mouth kiss while in the bathroom and he propped the door with his foot to make sure no one could come in,” Berchtold said.

Chippewa Police are hoping this was an isolated incident, but if there are any other victims, they are encouraged to come forward.

Bryan is free on $25,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing next week. He’s charged with several misdemeanor counts of indecent assault of a minor and corruption of a minor.

RELATED LINKS
More Local News
More Beaver County News

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,123 other followers