A disturbing incident coming out of Arizona where three individuals who were supposed to be trusted with children instead had pedophilia fetishes that in turn abused the toddlers.
According to police these supposed protectors of children not only committed a sex crime against the children, but they laughed about it like it was somehow funny.
The Superkids daycare center, which has an address being at 2200 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224; was where the incident occurred.
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Chandler detectives say that the three women not only played with sex toys in front of children at the facility but filmed themselves handing one of the sex toys to a two year old child.
They later posted the video to Facebook, where an anonymous tipster spotted the short film and contacted the owner of Superkids.
The owner then terminated all three employees, at which time law enforcement were also informed of the incident.
Chandler Police say they then began investigating and tracked down the three woman, charging them all for sex crimes against the children.
21 year old Janae Peterson did not participate in the actual sec offense but was still arrested for failure to report child abuse, a Class 6 Felony.
25 year old Gabriella Del Carmen Garcia was seen in the both playing with the sex toy and enticing the children, and was arrested for the charge of furnishing harmful items to minors.
24 year old Fatina Sawyer was the ringleader in the video, actually commanding the two year old to play with the sex toy and was charged with suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor, luring a child for sexual exploitation and furnishing obscene material to a minor.
According to Detectives Sawyer also used her cellphone to record the disturbing video, where they said Sawyer woke the two year old from a nap in order to film him playing with the sex toy.
Police reports said, “Fatina asked the 2-year-old male child to identify himself by name and commanded him to stand up and walk to her.”
That's when Sawyer then handed the sex toy to the boy, and all three of the now charged pedophiles began laughing.
Detective Seth Tyler, of the Chandler Police Department, said that Garcia voluntarily surrendered to police, while Mesa Police arrested Sawyer after they were called to her mother’s home to locate her.
Tyler also says the actions of the trio are indeed sex crimes because the children were exploited by the adults, and if convicted they should all have to register as sex offenders.
“Obviously, they think that’s funny,” he said, acknowledging the ongoing laughter in the video which he said was disturbing.
The Chandler Police also said the defendants declined to speak with any detectives, resulting in them being charged without a potential for reduction.
The Arizona State Department of Health is also now investigating the daycare center Superkids independently to determine if any statewide regulations were violated besides the ongoing criminal proceedings.
Nicole Capone, a spokeswoman for DHS, said penalties based upon “the severity and scope of violations” can range from fines to either suspending or revoking the day care center’s license.
“There is a distinction between criminal charges, which is under the jurisdiction of law enforcement and licensing violations, which ADHS can legally enforce,” she wrote in an email.
One can only imagine what type of person is running the Superkids daycare center to even hire such disgusting individuals, and then must question their integrity as well as that of other employees at the facility.
Parents of the children who have attended the daycare under the now terminated employees should also be concerned of what may have occurred around their children as well.
I know if these were my children and this happened I wouldn't stop until the center had all licenses revoked and was completely shut down.
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