Michigan day care loses license after child put in dryer

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Michigan day care loses license after child put in dryer

A Michigan woman has been stripped of her day care license after a child put another youngster into a clothes dryer and turned it on, state regulators said.

Kathleen Mayhue-Radeback, who ran an in-home day care at a Garden City residence, took the alleged aggressor — described only as a “minor household member” — to a hospital on Aug. 4 because the juvenile was “stressed out” after putting another child into the dryer, according to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

The child admitted to a nurse and a social worker that she put the unidentified girl in the machine and turned it on. The child who was in the dryer — whose age was redacted — later told her mother it was “hot, and it was dark” and it hurt her back, regulators said.

The girl said Mayhue-Radeback got her out of the appliance before she was seriously injured, but the woman did not tell her mother about the frightening incident.

Mayhue-Radeback also lied to investigators and denied that a child put another juvenile in her care into the appliance, regulators said.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs revoked a Garden City woman's daycare license after an investigation revealed a child put another child in a clothes dryer and turned it on.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs revoked a Garden City woman’s day care license after an investigation revealed a child put another child in a clothes dryer and turned it on.
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An investigation determined Mayhue-Radeback provided a lack of appropriate care and supervision and failed to provide truthful information to state officials. She also failed to tell regulators that the minor who put the girl into the dryer was hospitalized in January while receiving mental health treatment.

A summary suspension order with intent to revoke her license bars Mayhue-Radeback from operating a family care child home in Garden City or anywhere else as of Nov. 3.

“Accordingly, she may not accept children for care after that date and time,” regulators said in a statement Tuesday. “It was critical to take emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the children at this family child care home.”

Mayhue-Radeback did not immediately return a message seeking comment early Wednesday.

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