Social media reaction prompts Valdosta daycare investigation

Social media reaction prompts Valdosta daycare investigation

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Police Department reports that the number of posts on social media regarding "inappropriate physical conduct between two small children" prompted them to speak on it.

On April 14, 2017, the Valdosta Police Department received a report of the physical conduct, and then a full incident report was completed.

Because those involved are four years old, authorities said that criminal charges were not appropriate.

However, the police department notified the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) who have confirmed they are investigating the incident.

VPD was contacted by several citizens and the media about a social media post on the incident.

Officials said that post has since been shared and viewed approximately a half million times.

"This case involved allegations of improper touching and comments by two four-year old children. The childcare facility where the incident occurred has been fully cooperative, and as with any other incident of this type, the case is being properly investigated, regardless of the information posted on social media," said VPD Lieutenant Adam Bembry.

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