Alford Plea for daycare worker accused of sitting on child

CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Knox County daycare owner, who was accused of sitting on a child in her care to get him to sleep, entered an Alford Plea today.

An Alford Plea means the person doesn’t admit guilt, but acknowledges there might be enough evidence for a conviction.

State Police arrested Tracy Fore, owner of ‘Rainbows and Lollipops’ daycare in Corbin, on April 10th and charged her with felony criminal abuse.  The Woodbine woman accepted a plea deal that reduced her charge to misdemeanor criminal abuse.

As part of the deal, Fore will be on probation for a year and if she gets in trouble during that time, she’ll have to serve 180-days in jail. She also has to pay a $133 fine.  In addition, she can’t have any contact with the daycare or own one in the future and she can’t have any contact with the daycare employee who took a photo of the reported incident. She’s also cooperating with an ongoing state investigation into the incident.

Her husband, Billy Fore, faces charges in the case. He’s accused of calling the daycare after the reported incident and demanding to know who took the photo of his wife sitting on the child. Prosecutors say he made a threat during that phone call. His case is scheduled to be presented to a Knox County Grand Jury.

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