2 women arrested following child abuse investigation at Lebanon daycare

The alleged suspect is no longer employed by the daycare. Arrests made after abuse allegations at Lebanon daycare
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 10:20 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Two arrests have been made following an investigation into allegations of physical abuse at a Lebanon daycare, according to police.

Lebanon police confirmed to WSMV4 that an investigation into Owls Nest Day Care has resulted in two arrests.

A Wilson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging 24-year-old Rosa Payne with child abuse/neglect and for 39-year-old Kelly Morency for failure to report child abuse.

Both Payne and Morency are out on bond pending their initial court appearance.

The investigation began in late August following an allegation of physical abuse at the Owl’s Nest Day Care on West Gay Street. Police said the alleged incident occurred in February but was first reported to the department in late August.

The suspect is no longer employed by the daycare.

If you suspect your child has been a victim or have any information about other incidents, you’re urged to contact the Lebanon Police Department at 615-453-4367.