The daycare director, Perla Denise Sierra Duarte, was originally charged with failure to report neglect of a minor and hindering prosecution. But, that was downgraded to a single misdemeanor in Phoenix City Court. Duarte pled guilty back in July. She no longer works at Brighter Angels either.
The owner, Ruben Sandoval, was convicted last month of a misdemeanor for covering up the abuse at his daycare. He still owns and operates the facility.
With triple convictions involving three different employees, the victim's mother is confused as to why Brighter Angels is still operating and is still licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
"They just lied to my face," the mother said. "I trusted them."
Not only did she trust them as a mother, she trusted them as an employee.
She was working at Brighter Angels at the time of the incident and was just down the hall when Adams hit her little boy.
In the video, you can see the 21-month-old boy crawl under a table in a room there. It appears that Adams is trying to push the boy from under the table with the bristles of the room. However, she then took the broom and forcibly hit him in the face twice.