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Daycare Worker Arrested After Investigation

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Dennis Michel McDaniel | Image by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

A daycare worker in Texas was arrested Tuesday after allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with children at the childcare facility where he worked.

Dennis Michel McDaniel, 31, was arrested on December 20 by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, according to Fox News, after the unit began investigating the suspect on December 8.

McDaniel has been charged with indecency with a child.

Sheriff Rand Henderson spoke about how his office conducted its investigation.

“The case has intersected multiple law enforcement agencies, and I am deeply grateful for the teamwork and detailed investigation done by our detectives, the DA’s Office, the Pct. 5 Constables Office, and Children’s Safe Harbor,” Henderson said. “Though complex, their thorough and diligent work led to this arrest and protection of our children.”

“We stand united as force multipliers to protect our kids and will continue to work tirelessly to find these individuals and bring them to justice. We take no responsibility more seriously,” Henderson continued.

The sheriff’s office said in a statement that McDaniel “had access to children in Montgomery County and Harris County through his employment or volunteer work at multiple daycare [facilities], churches, and school districts.”

The office posted a list of 15 prior employers of McDaniel, including many daycare centers and schools.

The list of those employers, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, includes:

  • Tomball Bible Church Daycare – Tomball, Texas (2011-2012)
  •  The Woodlands Church (Fellowship) – Tomball location (2012)
  •  Graceview Baptist Church – Tomball, Texas (2014)
  • Conroe ISD – Conroe, Texas (2015)
  • School District located in Harris County (employed for three days only in 2015)
  • ABC Academy – Conroe, Texas (2017)
  •  Zion Lutheran Church and Daycare – Tomball, Texas (2017)
  •  Xplor Preschool and School Age Care – Spring, Texas (2018)
  • The Woodlands Church (Fellowship) – The Woodlands location (2018 -2019)
  • Little Texans Childcare Center Tomball, Texas (2020)
  • School in the Pines – Spring, Texas (2020)
  • All Starz Academy – Spring, Texas (2021)
  • The Honey Tree – Houston, Texas (2021)
  • The Kids Club – Magnolia, Texas (October to December 2022)
  • Little Tots – Spring, Texas (Summer 2022)

McDaniel is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.

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