Loaded Gun Found in Toddler's Bag at Daycare, Dad Arrested

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    A father was arrested after police say a loaded gun was found in a toddler's bag at a Camden daycare center. (Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014)

    A South Jersey father was arrested after police say a loaded gun was found inside his 11-month-old daughter's diaper bag -- at a day care center.

    Investigators say a teacher at the El Centro day care center on the 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey, found a gun inside the baby’s nursery bag shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday. A police officer arrived at the daycare and recovered the weapon, a Jimenez Arms 9mm handgun loaded with hollow point rounds. Investigators say the gun had been stolen from Philadelphia.

    After an investigation, the girl’s father, 25-year-old Rakeem Williams of Lindenwold, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Receiving Stolen Property and other related offenses.

    Williams was taken to the county jail with bail set at $50,000.

    The New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency was contacted on behalf of the girl and her sibling. No one was injured during the incident.