A former daycare owner has been sentenced to six years in prison after hiding 26 children in the basement of a facility in 2019, Howard Black.
Owner of Play Mountain Place Facility, Carla Faith in Colorado Springs in the United States pleaded guilty to 26 counts of child abuse and three counts of operating a daycare without a license.
According to Yahoonews, Faith’s arrest happened back in December of 2019.
Authorities made a visit to the facility the month before because they were receiving complaints that Faith had more kids coming to the facility than her license allowed.
According to reports her license only allowed six.
Police received another tip later that Faith “possibly hiding” the children in the home.
Police went to the home to search, but Faith stated there were no kids present.
While the officer was there one of the kids started crying and he noticed backpacks on the floor
Authorities said the kids were all under three years old and that police noticed “many of the children had soiled or wet diapers, were sweating, and were very thirsty upon contact.”