An adult relative of a day-care center operator in Northeast Washington has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-month-old child under the center’s care, according to D.C. police.
Kevin Jones Jr., 27, who lives in the home where the day-care center is run in the 3800 block of East Capitol Street NE, was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor child sexual abuse.
Police said in an arrest affidavit that a young girl told authorities that she saw the abuse, which occurred in early August. She told police that Jones cradled the infant and then kissed him inappropriately.
The girl told police that she found the encounter “disgusting,” according to the affidavit.Police said Jones was watching over a total of four children the day the alleged assault occurred.
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education, which regulates day-care centers in the District said Wednesday that the center’s license has been suspended.
Calls to the center went to voice mail and were not returned.
D.C. police said they are trying to determine whether there are additional victims, and are urging anyone with information on this case or on others to call 202-727-9099.