The owner of a Sumner child care center is accused of abusing a one-year-old at the facility.

Authorities arrested 54-year-old Crystal Bahe Tuesday on a charge of child endangerment. In a press release, Sumner police confirmed they took the Sumner woman into custody after an employee at Crystal’s Christian Child Care reported that Bahe had inflicted bodily injury upon the one-year-old, while disciplining the child’s behavior.

Sumner police said the Iowa Department of Human Services has launched an independent and separate investigation of the alleged incident. The child care center's operations have been suspended until authorities complete their investigations into the allegation.

Officials said families of the children attending the daycare have been notified. The children have all been removed from the facility.

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