Child rape alleged at Marysville day care

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by CHRIS INGALLS / KING 5 News

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Posted on September 16, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 16 at 5:19 PM

MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- Snohomish County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the son of a Marysville day care operator.

Dakota Wilson is charged with molesting or raping three girls who attended the home-based day care. “All Hours Childcare,” a state-licensed day care on 108 St. NE in Marysville, was the subject of a KING 5 Investigation earlier this year.

Charging documents say Wilson, who turned 18 Thursday, molested a 10-year-old girl and 5-year-old girl at night while his mother slept. He’s also charged with rape of a child in the first degree for the repeated sexual assaults of another 5-year-old girl who attended the day care until January of this year.
 
The charging documents say Wilson denied abusing any of the children. However, he admitted to touching children sexually in the past at his mother’s daycare in Idaho, according to paperwork filed with the court.
 
Wilson’s mother, Anne Ladale Moore, was licensed for more than two years to run the day care out of her home.   The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) says Moore also admitted, after the most recent allegations came to light, that she knew her son had been accused of inappropriately touching other children in Idaho. DEL says Moore never disclosed that previously to licensing officials.
 
DEL has suspended Moore’s license and the day care was shut down in April. That was at the same time the KING 5 Investigators revealed that Moore’s day care received more state subsidy money that any other day care in the state. She earned $232,000 in one year from the taxpayer funded program. She earned that type of money by operating her home daycare 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 
The Working Connections program pays for day care for low-income families so that parents can go to work. Nearly all of Moore’s clients were enrolled in Working Connections.
 
Moore had four sustained licensing complaints on her record. The KING 5 Investigators found that several top-earning day cares that received subsidy dollars had questionable track records with state licensing officials.

KING 5 has been unable to reach Anne Ladale Moore for comment.
 

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