On April 22nd an employee from this Sunshine House daycare reported a possible abusive situations to children from one of their teachers.
Markita Rainey previously worked at the daycare on Summmerwood Way in Aiken. Law Enforcement confirms Rainey was asked to leave the facility after staff memebers observed her behavior on the video footage.
“Our children are precious to us espically the small ones there that can’t defend themselves physically.”
Aiken Department of Public Safety Detective Jeremy Hembree and his team worked on this case from the beginning. He says it takes a village to prevent incidents like this from happening.
“That’s our future we gotta do everything we can as a coummunity and as a department to protect those children so that they are not exposed to the situation that they were exposed to earlier.”
After the video was realsed to us the Sunshine House coperate office sent this statement saying
“The safety and wellbeing of all children in our care is our highest priority, and we cannot stress enough how seriously we take this incident. We have zero-tolerance for anyone mishandling a child, and we are incredibly thankful to the team member who reported this conduct to us.”
Officals say the invrestigation is over and Markeita Rainey was charged with 5 counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.