A former childcare worker has been charged with assaulting a child who was in her care at the Open Arms Child Development Center in Ashburn, Loudoun County authorities announced Friday night.
Cinthia J. Escobar Gomez, 25, of Sterling, was arrested Thursday night and charged with assault and battery after she reportedly restrained the legs of a child with duct tape on Jan. 23, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred inside the childcare center in the 43100 block of Waxpool Road.
The victim, whose age and gender is not being released to protect their identity, was not physically injured during the incident.
Authorities say the incident happened in a classroom of 4- and 5-year-olds.
Escobar Gomez was being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond Friday night.
The investigation was conducted by the LCSO in coordination with the Loudoun County Department of Family Services.