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    FL - NW FL Authorities seek help identifying daycare

    I found this this morning in my local online paper. Very little information but really curious.

    Police are asking for the publicís help in identifying a daycare in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties that was attended by a child considered to be endangered.

    http://www.northescambia.com/?p=39325

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    Hello, neighbor! TY for starting this thread. I saw this yesterday on Rick's Blog and also thought it was curious. Especially as they don't even know which county it is in.

    http://ricksblog.biz/?p=13801

    I know Detective Wilkinson professionally and know he is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Regional Task Force.

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    PENSACOLA, Florida - They say a picture is worth a thousand words but Pensacola Police hope two photos can provide just one clue; the location of a day care to help identify an endangered girl.

    Officers released two photographs in the hope that someone out there can recognize where they were taken.

    The pictures are of a changing area and a storage area.

    Police say an endangered girl was photographed at this day care sometime within the past five years.

    The little girl was around three or four-years-old when she attended the facility.

    They're not releasing her picture, but they hope someone can recognize the images of so they can possibly learn the child's identity.

    (snip)

    http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/loca...ndangered-girl

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    Thanks so much daisy for the other links. I just saw the story this morning and have been trying to get more info...would really like to see some more pictures. Looks like a "family" daycare to me. The picture on the wall looks really familiar to me.

    Going to read your links now. Thanks again for posting!

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    Really, they are gonna have to give the public a little more. I understand the need to protect the child from further harm, and there is the possibility that the pictures are explicit, but this is worse than a needle in a haystack.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Agreed. They definitely need to give more info.

    My question is what do they really mean by, "endangered"? Endangered because they have reason to believe she was being abused....maybe DCF (CPS) was involved and lost contact...although if that were the case, they should know the child's identity? Could she potentially be a missing child - non custodial parent situation? Were there others pictures that were explicit that they've come across (as not my kids mentioned). There have been several cases of child pornography in this area lately...wonder if it could be tied to that?

    ???

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    I agree that it looks to be a "Mom and Pop" daycare facility. I know that with Discovery Point, Kids "R" Kids, Legacy, etc, those are all constructed the same. In going to a lot of daycares to do research, it does not look like a "chain" or Franchised day care.

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    FWIW, all Florida daycares are inspected by the state including the ones classified as "family day care homes". They have two different types of family day care classifcations...one is simply "family day care home" and the other is "large family day care home". I know it depends on the number of kids, but I wonder if both classifications have routine inspections.

    IIRC, a church can run a daycare and the rules are a little different...pretty sure they would still be inspected though. Seems like one of the state inspectors may have a good idea where to start...makes me wonder about staffing. Does the state have someone dedicated to this region or do a handful of people try to handle the whole sate? If it is the latter, probably less likely to recall.

    Whatever it is going across the carpet near the cabinets looks like something that could be tripped over....might be something I would notice in a daycare (but I am clumsy so I notice things like that).

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    This isn't starting out good at all, obviously.

    There is a site called tineye, I have never used it, but you put a picture into the site and it pops up everywhere online where that same image is used/stored. That artwork, or drawing, on the wall might be a specific piece and worth throwing in for results.

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    Are they sure this is a daycare and not a church nursery? Something about that poster of the children looks very "Bible School"-ish to me.
    <-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.


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    PENSACOLA - Pensacola police need your help identifying a daycare center that may be part of a mystery involving a young girl.

    Channel Three's Bill Pearson joins us live from the Pensacola Police station with more.

    The police are being very vague about this situation... and that's raising more questions than answers right now.

    We do know investigators are trying to figure out what daycare is in some photos... and if a girl in one of those pictures is currently in danger.

    (snip)

    http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_s...id_12879.shtml

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    I predict it will be a daycare employee and not a parent who gives police the tip they need. My kids aren't in daycare, but a parent probably wouldn't see the changing area, right? On the other hand, a current or former employee is likely to remember that poster, as she's likely changed a lot of diapers right under it.

    Also, there's a daycare center photo on the main page of the Escambia County Health Department's page, and that could be the very place for all we know. Wherever that daycare is, they have the same nondescript low-pile grayish-blue carpeting and white walls.

    http://www.escambiahealth.com/eh/pro...are_center.htm

    According to the ECHD site, daycares must be inspected twice a year, and the diaper change area is part of that inspection. I hope LE has already called the inspector if this is one of two counties the daycare might have operated in. The inspector might remember what location this was.
    <-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.

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    An alert parent might notice. My kids have never been in a daycare center, but I can guarantee that if it ever comes to that, I would be familiar with every inch of the place.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Unforunately, all 3 of my boys have been in daycare. I have always toured each and every one completely...changing areas are in the same room as the kids are kept - I believe it is a requirement so the parents would definitely see that area. The storage area could possibly be in an administrative area, so it is possible that a parent might not have seen that.

    I want to say that I have seen that poster in a doctor's office...I think it is probably pretty standard (something mass produced). Sherbetjello, I'll have to take a look at that website. I have never seen that before.

    I think daycares are inspected at least twice a year...it is actually the Department of Children and Family Services that makes the inspections. If problems are found, they have to be reinspected until they are in compliance (cleanliness, paperwork, safety, etc. are checked).

    Tatertot, I think you are right...it definitely could be a nursery. This area of FL has an abundance of worship facilities...and many of them have "for profit" daycare centers during the week as well.

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    This is nothing short of terrifying.
    ďThe truth is rarely pure and never simple.Ē~Oscar Wilde

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