Sioux Falls day care worker accused of assaulting 2-year-old

SIOUX FALLS (AP) – A Sioux Falls day care worker faces assault charges for allegedly hitting a 2-year-old in the face with her knee.

Twenty-six-year-old Alysha Marie Lewis is charged with aggravated assault and abuse or cruelty to a minor under 7.

The Argus Leader reports Lewis was arrested on a warrant. She's been in jail since late April on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

According to an affidavit, the Department of Social Services notified police on April 25 of an injury to a child at the day care.

The boy had a "deep laceration" on his face. The affidavit says a manager at the day care identified Lewis as the person who "caused the victim's injury."

Lewis is due back in court in August. A message for her attorney was not immediately returned Wednesday.


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