State closes local daycare facility whose operator is accused of child abuse


The California Department of Social Services has closed a local daycare facility whose provider is accused of child abuse.

The department has closed Shannon’s Sweethearts Home Childcare.

The daycare was operated by 34-year-old Shannon Perkins.

On Friday, the department closed the facility and filed paperwork to take away Perkins’ license. Perkins would not be allowed to work as a child care provider ever again.

The state’s latest action stem from surveillance video, which investigators say shows Perkins throwing an infant on the ground, shaking and choking him, and violently slapping him on the back of the head.

The department and law enforcement are investigating.

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