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Child abuse charge dismissed against day care worker

Posted August 21, 2012

— A misdemeanor child abuse charge was dismissed against a woman who worked at a Franklin County day care that closed last month amid a state probe into allegations of child abuse.

WRAL News reported on Aug. 8 that the owners of Leaps and Bounds Early Learning Center in Louisburg closed the facility prior to the state revoking their license.

A July 18 letter to co-owner Diane Lee from the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education cited a March 2012 complaint against Cynthia Brubaker, 42, of Zebulon, who was accused of improperly disciplining an 18-month-old child.

A District Court judge, however, dismissed the charge on June 4, according to court documents.

Brubaker is also licensed and qualified to provide child care, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Criminal Record Check Unit.


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  • vobrubaker2 Aug 22, 2012

    The cameras in the center proved there was no abuse!When the one "witness" testified the judge did not even give the defendant a chance to testify. The story the "witness" gave in court was so far fetch people in the court were snickering, laughing, mouths dropping at how outrages her story sounded.

  • crustyhalo Aug 22, 2012

    Charges dismissed...does not mean that you are found innocent

  • vobrubaker2 Aug 22, 2012

    It is a sad day for Cynthia Brubaker, no daycare will hire her, because her name is associated with child abuse. She is qualified and has all her paperwork in order, but that is not enough, society has labeled her. The only good thing that has come out of this is my commitment and bond has gotten stronger. I LOVE MY WIFE CYNTHIA BRUBAKER. We have been knocked down but we will not stay down. Thank you jwpirate and monkeyface. This is my last comment. We are going to put this behind us!!!!!!!!!!

    Vincent Brubaker

  • mydirtyjeep Aug 22, 2012

    I wonder if Amanda Lamb will report this on WRAL tv? Come on WRAL, your lack of reporting the complete story really bothers me! This is local and you have ruined a persons career!

  • jwpirate Aug 22, 2012

    My kids love Cynthia Brubaker.......

  • jwpirate Aug 22, 2012

    Nice to see the truth makes a brite and sunny day. That's what we been talking about.Wral got it right.

  • MonkeyFace Aug 22, 2012

    This is why I picked a daycare with a video systemt that can be viewed at any time via the internet by a parent. Its a sad day when an ex-employee will do some thing like this and drag a person's name through the mud. I know this day care is under fire, and as always the true will come forward on everything.

  • vobrubaker2 Aug 21, 2012

    pikachu and airbournemonty there was no improper discipline or abuse. The parents did not make this claim, it was a ex employee that made this claim. She was fired for not following state regulation and rules, then after a week after being fired she reported this absolute lie and it came out in court, trial lasted 8 minutes and how dare you post her face book address, not much of a person to me

  • vobrubaker2 Aug 21, 2012

    I do not hide behind user names like pikachu (seriously) or unbroken my wife is Cynthia Brubaker this has been an absolute nightmare for us. She proved Her innocence in the courtroom, but that is still not enough!!I wish this nightmare on nobody!! Franklin county sheriffs department, Rosemary Charles, and WRAL have ruined a good,innocent person life and career.

    Vincent Brubaker

  • airbornemonty Aug 21, 2012

    Many day care centers abuse children because they know that they can get away with the abuse since a baby can not complain.

    A good conscientious mother should always thoroughly check her child's body for bruises and contusions everytime that she picks the child from the day care center, but what do I know, I'm just a father.