Day care employee traumatized little girl, lawsuit says

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jan. 3, 2014, 3:03pm

GALVESTON - A local couple is pursuing legal action against a Dickinson day care facility over what they claim was an incident that traumatized their young daughter.

In court documents filed Jan. 2 in Galveston County District Court, the couple accuses Teacher's Choise and its administrators, Rick and Teresa Miller, of failing to help the girl with her alleged trauma.

The plaintiffs claims that in May 2012, the child told her mother and other close relatives that she does not like it when a teacher at the Enchanted Forest facility "shakes her boobies" in front of her and the other children.

According to the suit, the teacher, who is also named as a co-defendant in the litigation, allegedly touched the toddler with her breast.

According to the complainants, they were unsuccessful in addressing the teacher's purported actions with her superiors.

"The day care's administrator said that she had talked to the teacher, who had denied the allegations," the lawsuit says.

"Ms. Miller also told the mother that she did not want to call the girl a liar, but that Enchanted Forest was the best day care in the area and they were welcome to go somewhere else."

The original petition further explains that the Millers blamed the ordeal on the claimants, stating the defendants also demanded the latter still pay tuition.

In response, the parents removed the girl from the day care.

They contend she "would cry and become upset" when they pass by the defendants' premises with her in the car.

Consequently, the plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages.

They are represented by attorney Kenneth C. Kaye of League City.

Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.

Case No. 14-CV-0002

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