4 former daycare workers charged with abuse

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say four former Kentucky daycare workers have been charged with abuse. Lexington police say they worked at Eagle Creek Learning Academy. Police say 32-year-old Samantha Ayers, 24-year-old Maurisa Sweat and 20-year-old Jazzmine Webb were charged Wednesday with first-degree criminal abuse. Police say 40-year-old Terri Thompson was charged with second-degree criminal abuse and failure to report abuse. Thompson was the director at the academy and Ayers, Sweat and Webb taught 1-year-olds. The Learning Academy said it fired the women after a parent reported bruising on a child on Jan. 7. It wasn’t clear whether the women have attorneys.