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Police Charge Three Former Employees of Child Day Care Facility

Downers Grove Police Chief Shanon Gillette has announced that charges have been filed against three former employees of the Little People Learning Center, 2144 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove with misdemeanor charges of battery and endangering the life or health of a child.


The charges were filed following an investigation into the reported mistreatment of two infants that occurred at the facility in December 2018 and January 2019.  Charged were Maura E. Healy, Stephanie S. Radke, and Mariah C. Flemister.

During the investigation, video from the daycare center showed each employee, on separate occasions, force feeding the two infants under their care.  

All three subjects were released on bond and are scheduled to appear in DuPage County Court on May 15, 2019.

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Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant's guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government's burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.