It began with the disclosure that two employees at Fort Myer’s Child Development Center were arrested for assault charges on children under their care. Later it was revealed that there was a third woman caught on video assaulting a child. These cases ultimately led to an investigation that revealed 31 of 130 CDC employees had criminal records. For any company or organization, this would be a huge number-especially to have slipped through the employment background screening process. You have to wonder how these employees were hired by anyone, let alone within the military.
The first employee cases uncovered involved assaults, not sexual, but still harmful to the children involved. The two initial suspects reportedly “pinched, kneed, and punched toddlers.” The videos that later proved these violent outbursts were installed due to a mother complaining that she witnessed an employee yelling at children.