An arrest has been made after an allegation of children being assaulted at a daycare facility in the Town of Lexington was reported by the facility administrator, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green.
On the morning of July12, an investigation began regarding an employee of the Harvest Daycare, on Whiteford Way. The employee was alleged to have assaulted children who were in her care. After watching security footage recorded within the daycare, detectives found that Breanna Marie Audette, age 23 of Irmo, had assaulted several children by grabbing them aggressively by the arm, neck, and face and in one incident, pushed a child to the ground.
Breanna Audette was arrested on Thursday, and she has been charged with 14 counts of Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child. She was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center and during her bond hearing, she was given a bond of $14,000.
This is an ongoing case and administrators of the Harvest Daycare have cooperated throughout the investigation with both the South Carolina Department of Social Services and the Lexington Police Department.