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Day-Care Worker Charged With Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old

Posted November 7, 2005 8:45 a.m. EST

— Authorities said Monday afternoon that a Wayne County day-care worker had been charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl, and they fear there could be a second victim.

After receiving a report last Friday, Wayne County sheriff's deputies arrested DeMarlo Armstrong, 19, and charged him with first-degree sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child. Armstrong works at the Sunshine Day Care Center on 800 Lynch Drive in Goldsboro, which is owned by his mother.

Detectives urge any parents with children at the day care to call them with any concerns.

"Cases such as these require an extensive and thorough investigation," said Sheriff Carey Winders. "The safety and the well-being of children is one of our top priorities. A parent who has any suspicious concerns about their child having been cared for at this facility should not hesitate to call our detectives."

Armstrong is out of jail on $100,000 secured bond.

The Sunshine Day Care Center's license has also been suspended.