Indianapolis’s NBC affiliate reports:
A 52-year-old day care director in Cumblerland is facing multiple charges after she allegedly gave melatonin gummies to kids without their parents’ consent. According to court documents, Tonya Rachelle Voris ran the Kidz Life Childcare Ministry at New Life Church.
Court documents said pastor David Faulk told Cumberland police of potential child neglect at the day care, which is responsible for nearly 40 kids ranging in age from infants to 4 years old. Faulk learned Voris and Shepard gave 17 kids, ages 1 to 4, melatonin gummies from mid-December to the end of January 2023.
Police spoke with several parents during the investigation, who reported their children had trouble sleeping, developed a rash, became irritable or weren’t eating dinner during this time frame.
Read the full article. Voris faces 11 felony charges.
Pastor David Faulk told police he fired 52-year-old Tonya Rachelle Voris after she admitted to giving melatonin gummies to some of the kids to help them sleep at the designated nap time.https://t.co/NhonaZVdYa
— WTHR.com (@WTHRcom) February 13, 2023