Angie Grayson recently sued Harvest Time Academy over allegations that her daughter was sexually assaulted by a minor boy.
When most parents drop their children off at daycare, they do so with the expectation that their children will be well cared for. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and children are harmed or neglected in some way. According to a lawsuit against a Goose Creek daycare facility, this is exactly what happened to a three-year-old girl in November 2018. The suit was filed by attorneys Michael Dill and Eliza Cantwell with the child’s mother, Angie Grayson, and alleges her daughter was sexually assaulted by a minor boy.
When describing what happened, Grayson said when she picked up her daughter from Harvest Time Academy, she noticed she was “bleeding from her genitals” and quickly took her to Summerville Medical Center. It was there that Grayson was informed her daughter “suffered trauma to her genitals and was the victim of sexual assault.” Grayson said, “She stated that another kid who was older than her had taken and sexually assaulted her with wood chips from the playground.”
It should be noted this isn’t the first lawsuit filed against the daycare facility this month. In fact, it’s the second. Just last Tuesday, another lawsuit was filed over allegations that when “parents picked up their child from Harvest Time Academy and noticed he was bruised.” After having the child looked at, it was discovered he had a fractured sternum.
When commenting on her daughter’s ordeal, Grayson said:
“If I’m paying you to watch my child, I’m assuming that you’re watching them. I’m assuming that you’re giving them great care. And in this situation, I don’t feel like she had great care.”
Over the years, Goose Creek Police have received multiple complaints about the daycare facility. In fact, 911 records show that, over the last five years, “police have responded to two child abuse reports, five investigations, one report of an unresponsive person and one report of an injured person.” Additionally, reports from the state’s Department of Social Services claims the agency has “inspected Harvest Time Academy several times because of complaints.” Of those investigations, seven have been over complaints of improper supervision, seven for operating policy deficiencies, and four for issues with unauthorized or unqualified caregivers.
When talking about her daughter and how the incident has affected her, Grayson said:
“I’m hoping she would be a typical three-year-old. I’m hoping this won’t have a lasting impression on her. But I do know she remembers because she will bring it up, occasionally.”