EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – An Altoona woman is accused of physically abusing a child at a daycare center in Eau Claire. 30-year-old Mercedes Bergeron is charged with two counts of physical abuse of a child by a childcare provider.
According to a criminal complaint, the incidents happened at Hand in Hand Daycare in Banbury Place between August 12th and 20th. A mother reported to police officers there were several incidents at the daycare without explanation.
She told officers there were more than 10 times when her child had scrapes, bruises, or was bleeding. Another daycare worker told officers Bergeron threw the child by the arm, landing two feet away, but was caught before hitting his head.
Bergeron is due in court on November second. We did reach out to Hand in Hand Daycare for a comment, but we did not hear back.