Bossier daycare workers charged with cruelty to juveniles - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Bossier daycare workers charged with cruelty to juveniles

Tammi Hilliard, 28 (Source: Bossier Sheriff's Office) Tammi Hilliard, 28 (Source: Bossier Sheriff's Office)
Doris Williams, 49 (Source: Bossier Sheriff's Office_ Doris Williams, 49 (Source: Bossier Sheriff's Office_
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Two Bossier City day care workers have been arrested, accused of mistreating young children in their care. 

The alleged abuse happened at the Bellaire Learning Center on Bellaire Boulevard in Bossier City in June.

Doris Williams, 49, and Tammi Hilliard, 28, are charged with cruelty to a juvenile. Their arrests came as the result of an investigation into several incidents that had reportedly taken place at the Bellaire Learning Center.

The initial report came after a child came home with a bruise on his face. The daycare video was reviewed, and police say it showed Hilliard throwing a toy in the child's face.

That incident also led to further review of more video, which to both employees being fired on the spot. Police say it shows the women being rough with kids, yanking them around and spanking them excessively.

Bellaire Learning Center is an extension of the Bellaire Baptist Church. Head Pastor Randy Harper assures parents that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in their classrooms. "We immediately investigated it, determined that the facts were true. The employees were terminated, and we called the Bossier City Police Department, and began an investigation."

There were 5 children involved. 1 is 2 years old. The rest are 3.

In addition to cruelty to juveniles, both Hilliard and Williams are charged with 2 counts of simple battery.

Both have been booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. Bond has been set at $15,000 each.

Copyright 2013 KSLA. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Suspect killed in Angelina County standoff with law enforcement

    Suspect killed in Angelina County standoff with law enforcement

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-04-25 11:33:55 GMT

    An hours-long standoff with law enforcement in Angelina County ended early Tuesday when the suspect was killed, according to sheriff's deputies.

    More >>

    An hours-long standoff with law enforcement in Angelina County ended early Tuesday when the suspect was killed, according to sheriff's deputies.

    More >>
  • Report: Peterson in talks with Saints

    Report: Peterson in talks with Saints

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:30:14 GMT
    Adrian Peterson is talking with the Saints.Adrian Peterson is talking with the Saints.

    East Texan Adrian Peterson is close to signing a new contract, but no deal is done. According to ESPN, the free agent running back is negotiating with the New Orleans Saints.

    More >>

    East Texan Adrian Peterson is close to signing a new contract, but no deal is done. According to ESPN, the free agent running back is negotiating with the New Orleans Saints.

    More >>
  • Former Aggies and Cowboys quarterback delivers message to FCA all-stars

    Former Aggies and Cowboys quarterback delivers message to FCA all-stars

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:24:21 GMT
    Stephen McGee was the featured speaker at the FCA tailgate.Stephen McGee was the featured speaker at the FCA tailgate.

    Numerous East Texas athletes and coaches enjoyed a night of fellowship at All Saints High School for the annual FCA Heart of a Champion tailgate. The softball, baseball, and football all-stars along with cheerleaders will take the field one last time in June for their respective games. Monday night though, the players were introduced and had the opportunity to hear from guest speak Stephen McGee.

    More >>

    Numerous East Texas athletes and coaches enjoyed a night of fellowship at All Saints High School for the annual FCA Heart of a Champion tailgate. The softball, baseball, and football all-stars along with cheerleaders will take the field one last time in June for their respective games. Monday night though, the players were introduced and had the opportunity to hear from guest speak Stephen McGee.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly