Twin Toddlers Locked in Closet, Babysitter Charged

A teenager who police say runs an unlicensed daycare out of her apartment is facing a dozen charges

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Friday, Mar 29, 2013  |  Updated 5:22 PM EDT
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Twin Toddlers Locked in Closet, Babysitter Charged

New Castle County Police

Veronica Miller, 19, is charged with a dozen counts of child endangerment.

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A teenage babysitter from Newark, Del. is facing a dozen charges of endangering the welfare of a child after police say she locked up three-year-old twins in the closet of her apartment.

New Castle County police say Veronica Miller, an unlicensed daycare provider, would lock the twins in a closet while she drove to another location to pick up several other children she also watched.

After getting a tip, police went to Miller's apartment on Chatham Lane in the Prides Court Apartment complex on Thursday afternoon.

A maintenance worker let officers inside the apartment where they found a chair wedged in the hallway between the closet and bathroom door. Police say when they opened the door, they saw the twin toddlers sleeping on the floor with pillows and blankets.

Police say this wasn't the first time this had happened and believe Miller had been doing this since mid-February.

The twins were in good health.

The Division of Family Services is helping police with the investigation.

 


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