On Aug. 9, 2022, officers and medical personnel responded to a call at a private child care center in James City County regarding a report of a 4-month-old infant in cardiac arrest, the James County Police Department said.
While at the home daycare center, officers observed 10 children, all under 5 years old, in the care of Kimberly Henretty, 59. She was operating without a license, officials said.
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According to authorities, a caregiver in the state of Virginia cannot have more than four children “under their care at any given time without a license.”
Henretty was indicted by a grand jury and charged with abuse and neglect of children, cruelty and injury to children and operating a daycare program without a license.
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On April 17, Henretty turned herself in to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and was denied bond, police said.
At her bond hearing on April 24, the denial of the bond was upheld and Henretty remains in jail.
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