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Former Employee of a Daycare Making Headlines Speaks Out

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - A shocking story coming from a place parents trust most.

According to police, 24 year old Nathan Clemons is charged with sexually assaulting two children after an investigation was launched into Mary's Little Lambs Preschool in Bentonville. 

Leanda Sipple recently worked at the day care. 

She says the staff always kept a close eye on the employees. 

"I'm pretty sure they counted how many sneezes I had a day," Snipple said. "They were always on top of everything and knew what was going on." 

Sipple took a drug test and a background check before she accepted the job. 

She hopes parents see the transparency the daycare prides itself in. 

"When I was there we spoke on a daily basis to the parents on how their child's day was," Sipple said. "Anything at all we would tell the parents." 

A letter was sent out to parents within 24 hours of the report. 

Sipple hopes the trust at the local preschool doesn't get broken. 

"It's a very big leap of faith to know that someone is not going to neglect your child," Sipple said. "Unless you have a camera in front of you at all times which you just can't do." 

Clemons is booked in the Benton County Jail as he waits for a formal bond hearing. 
 


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