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Prescott Valley Police Investigate Child Care Center For Child Abuse

The Prescott Valley Police Department is investigating a local child care center on reports of child abuse. Investigators are looking into numerous reports of child abuse at the Gummy Bear Early Learning Center, which is a child care center on the eight-thousand block of Manley Drive in Prescott Valley. Police say 18-year-old Chandler Blankenship was arrested in connection with the abuse of a three-year-old girl at the center. Officials say Blankenship may or may not be a suspect in other possible abuse cases that are under investigation. The center is cooperating with police during the investigation and the appropriate licensing agency has been notified. Police also say any threats of harm, or actual harm to involved person of interest or suspects will not be tolerated. If anyone has a child or children who have attended this facility between February and July of this year, and believe your child may have been abused, contact the Prescott Valley Police Department at (928) 772-9267.