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Growing Minds Daycare Owner Charged With Cruelty to Children

A Manassas woman was charged with four counts of cruelty and injuries to children.

A Manassas day care owner has been charged with child cruelty and injuries to children, Prince William County Police said Thursday.

Tara Angelyn Loop, 38, of 8500 block of Somersworth Drive in the Yorkshire area, was arrested and held on a $4,000 secured bond following a police investigation.

Detectives with the Prince William County Police Department's Physical Abuse Unit and Child Protective Services visited the unlicensed daycare at Loop's home on Oct. 2. They found six children in the home, all under the age of two. Three of the children were unattended in a separate room, police said.

Loop's 16-year-old teenage daughter was also at the residence and officers said they found she worked long hours to care for the children.

The charges against Loop were related to the three unattended children and because her daughter was overworked, police said.

Editor's Note: The above information was provided by the Prince William County Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction. The article has been updated to reflect location details. 

L October 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Well people, as I'm sure you are aware, reporters report information as they know it. I assume you are intelligent enough to realize certain details are not published. so, yes...go ahead and enjoy your day with your children. Just remember, the children and the families of those involved in this situation have a lot of pain at this time. Perhaps a kinder approach , from a mother yourself would have been respectful. That, in my opinion..is what would have been "correct".
L October 07, 2012 at 07:09 PM
And Steve... My comment goes out to you as well.
Lauren Jost October 08, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Steve, Thanks for your comment. Please note that we do cover items that are Manassas that are not in the City of Manassas. The Manassas identification was made by the Prince William County police in their release. I have updated the article to reflect that the address is indeed in the Yorkshire area. Thank you.
T October 08, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Mr. Randolph, get off your high horse! I am a resident of "Yorkshire" and our address is MANASSAS! In case you forgot a great deal of PWC is MANASSAS. Usually the area you are talking about as "Manassas" is referred to as "The City of Manassas". Get over yourself, Manassas is more than just the "City of"! I can't believe you wasted your time and tax payers dollars with such a ridiculous complaint!
chavez October 16, 2012 at 03:38 PM
OMG!!! people stooopppp we need to focus on the alleged crime and yes im neigbors with the alleged accuser and my zip code states manassas!!!! Honestly i never heard or saw anything unusual,mistreatment or heard kids cries or anything i can say yes its true!!!

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