<--- Alicia Lyons
A 20-year-old woman is facing a first degree criminal abuse charge for allegedly using duct tape to secure a child to the floor at a local day care where she worked.
Ludlow police arrested Alicia Lyons on Wednesday after she admitted to taping the child to a mat during nap time.
If convicted, Lyons could face up to 10 years in prison.
The alleged incident happened in October at Mustard Seeds Childcare on Oak Street in Ludlow. However, the company learned about the alleged crime only yesterday.
The Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney, Rob Sanders, told 9 News that a fellow worker told the mother of the victim who then contacted police. The victim was less than two years old at the time of the alleged incident, according to police.
The company said Lyons initially denied the allegation on Wednesday, but later admitted to the incident. Day care officials fired Lyons and notified police as well as Kentucky Office of the Inspector General, the state office in charge of regulating day care facilities.