Charges reduced in Phoenix day-care case involving boy hit with broomstick

Charges have been reduced in a Feb. 17 incident in which police say a 21-month old boy was twice struck with a broom handle and suffered a four-inch cut across his face at a Phoenix day-care facility, court records show.

Police in February arrested 37-year-old Lillie Adams on suspicion of child abuse, saying footage from day-care cameras showed her hitting the boy at the Brighter Angels Learning Center at 7227 S. Central Ave.

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