Daycare owner charged with failing to report child abuse


by Chris Patterson

CEDARBURG -- 38-year-old Trista Ziehr is charged with failure to report child abuse for not alerting authorities about an alleged sex assault between a 12-year-old boy and a four-year-old boy at the day care she owns.

The complaint says the mother of the four-year-old victim called Ziehr on April 10th to report her son had been touched several times by an older child at the daycare. Ziehr allegedly told the parent that the alleged assailant was going to therapy.

The parent didn't hear from Ziehr after that conversation, so they contacted police. Ziehr told police she didn't know she was required to report allegations to law enforcement.

If convicted, Ziehr faces up to six months in jail.

Ziehr's has been in the news before. She is the mother of 14 year Cody Reetz, the young boy strangled by his step father in a local Wal-Mart parking lot four years ago.



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