Daycare worker charged with child abuse at Prince George's Co.

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A Maryland daycare worker was arrested Friday for allegedly abusing a child at a District Heights child care center, according to Prince George's County police.

Police said they charged 21-year-old Latayzia Forbes of Bowie with second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault. Forbes has worked as a child care provider since 2021 and no other incidents have been reported, according to a press release.

Fox5 reported that a mother discovered that her 7-year-old daughter had multiple severe bruises on both arms.

Patrol officers were called to the Morning Star Childcare Center at 6000 Marlboro Pike Thursday night to respond to the incident of abuse, police said. Before she was arrested, investigators conducted interviews with other employees and reviewed video footage showing Forbes pushing and pulling the girl.

Forbes was subsequently taken to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections for further processing and to be arraigned before a District Court Commissioner.

Police are asking anyone with information about this case or suspect to call the Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit at (301) 772-4930. People who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or go online at

This is not the only recent case of child abuse by a young daycare worker. In April of this year, a Oxon Hill Daycare Employee Indicted on Multiple Counts of child abuse and assault after recording herself picking up and tripping children on purpose.

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