Ind. orders closure of church's day care center

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) -- State officials have ordered the closure of a central Indiana church's day care center after an inspection found a deacon accused of inappropriately touching a child last year near the center's children.
 
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration spokeswoman Marni Lemons says the Little Angels Daycare and Preschool must close by Wednesday.
 
She tells The Indianapolis Star the agency revoked the center's registration after a consultant working for the state found the accused deacon on the premises Jan. 30.
 
Lemons says the deacon has not been arrested or charged, but the state agency has "substantiated a claim of sexual abuse."
 
The agency had ordered White River Baptist Church in Greenwood just south of Indianapolis to keep the deacon off the property or lose its day care license.

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