A MUM was left horrified after finding her 15-month-old daughter covered in blistering red bite marks after collecting her from nursery in Arizona.
Alice Bryant was left in tears when she found 25 marks on her daughter’s back – and hasn’t been told the truth by staff or authorities about what went on.
She shared the images on her Facebook page, explaining they happened within five days of her 15-month-old starting at Creative Beginnings Daycare in Tucson.
Bryant filed a police report for negligence and notified the Department of Health, which handles daycare accreditation, but said after two months the incident was still under investigation.
She said: “No word and neither department contacted me with updates, and I signed up for victim notification.
“All of these bites happened in one day. Please share!”
According to Live5News, the Tucson Police Department said officers took an initial report and the Crime Scene Unit took photos on February 26, the day the incident happened
She told Live5News: “At first, I was like ‘are those really bite marks?’ And then, my brain kinda stopped thinking and I started crying.
“There’s over 25 plus, it’s hard to tell. Twenty-five would be the minimum that the police officer and I discussed. It’s stomach-turning. It feels both angry and sad at the same time.”
Police say no charges or arrests have been made as of yet, reported news.com.au.
Bryant, who is demanding answers on how the alleged bit marks happened, worries if no action is taken, the same thing could happen to someone else’s child.
She told Live5News: “The fact that nobody intervened in how many minutes, maybe they were left alone, maybe they just disregarded the cries, I don’t know.
“But it takes some time to do that kind of biting, and my daughter would have been very upset.”
Bryant’s Facebook post has received more than 9,000 reactions and over 10,000 comments from concerned people.
One Facebook user said: “OMG I thought it was lipstick until I read it I am so sorry I can’t imagine how upset you must be.”
A former childcare worker commented: “This makes me so angry I worked in a daycare for 13 years who in the hell would let this happen.”
While a third added: “This brought me to tears!! I’m sorry your baby have to endure this torture And pain!!! Don’t stop until you get Justice!!!”
Bryant is not alone when it comes to concerning experiences with the nursery.
One mum named Kristen took to Yelp to review her child’s experience at the daycare.
She wrote in 2016: “My son went here over a year ago. I honestly thought our experience was a fluke, but it looks like nothing has changed.
My son was bitten by a toddler (he was 5 months old and should have not been anywhere near toddlers), and he was hospitalized for a serious stomach bug (and since my husband and I had not been ill, we knew it was from the school).
“I tried to work it out with the owner since she was elderly and was nice over the phone, but it doesn’t appear that anything has changed.”
Another mum named Nermin commented: “My son wen to this center for two weeks. It is not a best place for the toddler.
“It is not safe and not clean. He got hurt 3 times in a week.”