CHANDLER, AZ - Disgusting only begins to cover a video shot at a Valley daycare showing teachers laughing and playing with sex toys in front of small children. The video even shows one adult hand the vulgar item to a little boy.
The video apparently surfaced on the social media app Snapchat after being shot by workers at SuperKids Child Care in Chandler. It was captured off the site and sent to ABC15 by the concerned boyfriend of a former daycare employee.
"I'm livid," said one grandmother, who was picking up her granddaughter when she saw the video for the first time. "Tomorrow when I come back to pick up my granddaughter, I want to know if they're going to be brought up on charges."
Chandler police told ABC15 they are investigating possible charges against the adults in the video.
Police say 25-year-old Gabriela Del Carmen Garcia has been identified as the woman committing the acts with the sex toy and 24-year-old Fatina Sawyer reportedly filmed the video.
Officials initially were looking for both women on Wednesday but Garcia self-surrendered and Sawyer was arrested in Mesa.
Gabriella & Fatina are in-custody. Thanks to all who shared our original post. https://t.co/0SxGGGrMJg— Chandler Police (@ChandlerPolice) October 11, 2017
A third person, 21-year-old Janae Peterson, was arrested on Tuesday night one on count of failure to report. She was summons booked and released.
Workers at SuperKids on Tuesday evening refused to speak with ABC15 but did provide the same statement they're giving to parents. It says, in part:
It has been brought to our attention that some teachers behaved inappropriately yesterday at our child care center. We immediately contacted the police and state authorities about this incident. Police are currently investigating the incident and we will fully cooperate with them. We are in the process of informing the parents about the incident. The teachers involved in this incident have been terminated effective immediately.
The statement is signed "SuperKids Management."
The statement does not, however, reference the video and several parents told ABC15 that the daycare workers refused to explain the nature of the "incident."
Daycares in Arizona are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health Services. A spokesperson for the department on Tuesday wouldn't confirm the existence of an investigation. However, any findings of potential investigations will become public record. Information on daycare incidents, licensing, investigations and punishments can found at AZcarecheck.com.