EUCLID, OH (WOIO) –
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services tells Cleveland 19 News it has no record of being contacted about the alleged abuse of Aniya Day-Garrett, 4, of Euclid.
It was discovered that Harbor Crest Childcare Academy had 14 Child Observation Forms in Aniya’s folder chronicling abuse as far back as 2015.
The reports showed a history of abuse, and on eight of the 14 reports, Aniya told day care workers her mother was hurting her and that her “mommy did it.”
On March 11, 2018, Aniya died.
She suffered complications from head trauma and was malnourished.
Her mother, Sierra Day, and her mother’s boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, were both charged with aggravated murder.
Today, Euclid Police declined our public record request to make the 14 reports of abuse submitted back in 2017 available, citing they are now part of trial preparation and investigatory records.
Day care centers, and a long list of others, are among Ohio’s Mandatory Reporting Agencies.
Places that must report alleged abuse and neglect when it’s seen or noted.
Last week, Cleveland 19 News reached out to ODJFS to see if they were investigating both day cares Aniya attended between 2015 and 2018.
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