Update: Daycare provider’s license suspended

The state Department of Health and Social Services has identified the daycare provider shutdown Wednesday as a result of abuse allegations.

Department spokesman Clay Butcher says Colleen Tilley had her child care provider’s license suspended, pending an investigation. Juneau Police had said in a press released that Tilley’s license was revoked. But Butcher says that will only be the case if the abuse allegations are proved true.

“The childcare program office is going to do a complete investigation and based on that the license will either be revoked or unsuspended if there is nothing questionable deemed to have happened,” Butcher says.

He says the department’s investigation will coincide with JPD’s.

Police served a search warrant Wednesday at Tilley’s Switzer Village residence, which doubles as an in-home daycare service. On December 9th, two 4-year-old boys reported getting bruises while at the daycare.

Three other children in the home when officers arrived and were picked up by their parents prior to police leaving the residence.

Police Spokeswoman Cindee Brown-Mills says two counts of misdemeanor assault have been forwarded to the CBJ Law Department. The investigation continues.

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