Daycare worker accused of beating baby released on bond - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Daycare worker accused of beating baby out on bond

Melissa Tate (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office) Melissa Tate (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office)
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    Back in October, 49-year-old Melissa Tate was seen on the daycare's surveillance video manhandling and hitting the toddler nearly two dozen times with a wooden back scratcher. Tate was then seen throwing the boy on a changing table. The attack left the young child with bruises and welts.

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    Back in October, 49-year-old Melissa Tate was seen on the daycare's surveillance video manhandling and hitting the toddler nearly two dozen times with a wooden back scratcher. Tate was then seen throwing the boy on a changing table. The attack left the young child with bruises and welts.

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A former daycare worker accused of beating a toddler plead not guilty in court Tuesday.

Melissa Tate worked at the Cedar Early Learning center on Cedar Avenue. She was indicted earlier this month on endangering children charges.

Cleveland Police say she beat a 2-year-old boy with a wooden back scratcher and the attack was caught on tape.

Tate was given a $10,000 bond. She'll be back in court Jan. 5, 2016.

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