Feb 28, 2019, Wilma Brown, 27, has been charged with abuse of a child for throwing a 3-year-old child into furniture that left the child with a serious head injury. Brown was an employee at a Missouri day care, the Brighter Daycare and Preschool. The girl was standing by a chair for two minutes before Brown walked across the room towards her. The teacher grabbed the child’s arm, dragged her, and then threw the girl against a cabinet.
The 3-year-old girl suffered a large gash on her forehead that required seven stitches after she was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The parents were given an incident report in which the worker wrote the child’s injury was the result of a “fall” on the carpet.
A second employee, Ariana Silver, was also charged with abuse of a child from an incident at the same daycare. Silver grabbed a four-year-old by the arm, punctureing the child’s skin with her fingernails, and carried the child by her foot dropping her on a cot. The surveillance video with Silver has not been released yet.
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Police’s original posts:
Detectives with the North County Police Cooperative arrested Wilma Brown at 1:48pm in the 200 block of McAlpine. Brown was located inside the residence of an associate, hiding in a basement closet. She is currently being transferred to the St. Louis County Intake Center. Our Detectives worked tirelessly since last night to locate Brown and we commend them for their dedication. We also hope this brings some closure to the victim and her family.
Wilma Brown, 27, has been formally charged with Abuse of a Child – Class B Felony stemming from an incident at the Brighter Daycare and Preschool in our Pine Lawn Precinct. Multiple media outlets covered the story wherein Brown threw a 3 year old child into furniture that left the child with a serious head injury. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
Ariana Silver was also charged with Abuse of a Child – Class D Felony stemming from an incident at the Brighter Daycare and Preschool in our Pine Lawn Precinct. The incident involved injury to a 4 year old child and was also captured on video.
Both incidents are different. The Wilma Brown incident happened on Feb 1. The Ariana Silver incident happened on Feb 4th.
Our investigators were made aware of the incidents and immediately launched an investigation, which was timely. After long hours and a lot of investigative work, charges were issued today by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Ariana Silver is in custody at the St. Louis County Intake Center and being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.
Wilma Brown is not in custody but the felony warrant has been issued with no bond allowed.
If you know the whereabouts of Wilma Brown please contact the North County Police Cooperative.
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