3 former daycare workers at RAFB face 30 counts of child abuse

If convicted, the women could spend up to 20 years for each count of cruelty to children in the first degree.
Child Abuse

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— Two former employees and the former director of a daycare facility at Robins Air Force Base, are being charged with child abuse.

27-year-old Zhanay Kiana Flynn and 29-year-old Antanesha Mone Fritz, face 18 counts of cruelty to children in the first degree, six counts of cruelty to children in the second degree, three counts of simple battery and one count of failure to report suspected child abuse.

51-year-old Latona Mae Lambert, is charged with one count of failure to report suspected child abuse.

If convicted, the women could spend up to 20 years for each count of cruelty to children in the first degree; up to 10 years for each count of cruelty to children in the second degree; up to one year for each count of simple battery; and up to one year for failure to report suspected child abuse.

The indictment alleges a variety of felony cruelty to children actions committed by Flynn and Fritz, during January and February of 2021. The charges allege various forms of abuse, to include striking children, causing children to fight each other, forcing children to hit one another, spraying children in the face with a cleaning liquid, seizing and shaking a child while threatening to strike them, striking a child in the head with a book, kicking a child into a wall, and stepping on and applying weight to a child’s leg.

Flynn and Fritz are also accused of committing simple battery against children, alleging they lifted a cot with a child sleeping on it, causing the child to fall on the ground, struck a toy out of a child’s hand and then forced the child into a small enclosure, and sprayed two children in the head and face with a cleaning solution.

Lambert, the former daycare director, Flynn and Fritz are each charged with one count of failing to report suspected child abuse when they did not notify the proper authorities of the abuse, after allegedly witnessing it or having reason to suspect that abuse was occurring.

This is an ongoing investigation. Parents and guardians of children who were under the care of the defendants and have concerns about their child, are encouraged to contact the Robins Air Force Base Family Advocacy Program at 478-327-8398.

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