A Des Moines day care provider faces child endangerment charges after two children in her care were attacked by dogs.
Melissa Anderson, 33, is charged with two counts of child endangerment with bodily injury. Court documents indicate twin siblings were mauled by a PIT BULL TERRIER, named Trouble, in her home.
The incident happened on Nov. at her residence on the 7300 block of Southwest 14th Street. Court documents show the children suffered multiple lacerations, cuts, bleeding and skin separation in the attack. Additionally, both children suffered infections.
Police said Anderson failed to seek medical attention for the children, and failed to notify the parents or police of the injuries.
Police said the parents noticed the injuries when picking up the children from the day care and immediately took both children to a hospital.
Anderson’s neighbor, Becca Wise, said she had no idea that Anderson was gone, or that the kids who were recently injured were under Anderson's supervision as a day care provider.
“I see kids going in and out and playing in the street and playing in the front yard,” Wise said. “I didn't even realize that there was a day care center.”