State shuts down Otsego day care amid abuse allegations

Allegan County

OTSEGO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — State officials have ordered an Otsego-area day care center to shut down after they found evidence of abuse.

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says it suspended and intends to revoke Nancy Xenos’ license after investigating her group child care home on Earl Street.

On Feb. 5, Xenos allegedly got upset when a child wouldn’t lay on a cot, according to state documents. The child was first moved to another room. Then, the state alleges, Xenos grabbed the child by the neck and pushed the child face-down onto the cot. She also allegedly placed her foot on the child’s back.

When the child’s parent arrived, Xenos denied knowing what caused the injuries.

The investigation began when the child was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital on Feb. 6. Doctors photographed bruises and marks on the child’s neck and face.

No one answered the door at the Earl Street home Tuesday when News 8 went there seeking comment.

The day care was first licensed in December 2018.

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