A Kentucky daycare worker who is male but appears to identify as female has been charged with child sexual abuse.
Maria Childers, 25, faces an arraignment on March 23, according to WPSD-TV.
Childers was arrested on Feb. 8 and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years old.
A transgender daycare worker is awaiting arraignment on charges of sexually abusing a baby while changing the infant’s diaper.
Maria Childers, 25, is being held on a $100,000 bond at the McCracken County Jail in Kentucky.https://t.co/hbmIZuy2ie
— REDUXX (@ReduxxMag) March 11, 2023
WPSD said that according to a police citation, the incident in question took place in November at Explore Learning Academy in Paducah, where Childers was employed at the time.
It was not until Feb. 8 the police heard from the Kentucky Department for Community-Based Services regarding an abuse complaint filed against Childers. The complaint was anonymous.
WPSD said the police citation claimed a witness at the daycare substantiated the details of the report.
The director of the daycare had given Childers a written disciplinary notice about his comments, WPSD reported that the police citation said.
According to the citation, Childers was interviewed by police and gave conflicting accounts of what took place.
Childers at first denied changing the infant’s diaper until shown a statement by the director saying that he did so. He denied touching the child in an inappropriate manner and making comments that were not appropriate.
The case raised eyebrows on Twitter.
Personally, I don’t think men in women’s clothes should be hired as childcare workers.
— Saul 🇺🇸 (@OldSchoolSaul) March 12, 2023
Why was the director not arrested for failure to report?
— S. Carter McNeese ن (Waster Satiric) (@CarterMcNeese) March 11, 2023
In 1990, a male daycare applicant calling himself Maria in a blue dress would have been immediately rejected by everyone as absurd and perverse.
Has public acceptance of this behavior made society better in 2023? I’d like to see detailed surveys and research about it.
— Scipio Africanus (@a43767796) March 11, 2023
The site Reduxx said it conducted a social media hunt for more on Childers, but only came up with a Facebook image of him dressed much like a character from “Alice in Wonderland.”
In its reporting on the incident, the Post-Millennial said Childers’ status with the daycare is unclear as he heads for his arraignment.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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