State officials closed an Omaha in-home day care after the husband of the owner was accused of repeated sexual assault of a boy under its care.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order closing Deb’s Day Care, which operated at 8328 Bedford Avenue in Omaha.
DHHS issues an emergency order whenever it finds an emergency exists which requires immediate action to protect the well-being of a child in a child care program. The owner of Deb’s Day Care, Debra Harrison, is prohibited from providing care for any children but her own.
The Omaha World-Herald reports 62-year-old William Harrison, listed as the secondary caregiver, has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. The newspaper reports Omaha police officers arrested Harrison after the boy accused Harrison of sexually assaulting him at the home for four years, beginning when he was 8-years-old. A court affidavit says Harrison confessed to the assaults.
Harrison has 15 days to request a hearing on the order.