Police have charged a day-care provider and her son, a registered sex offender, with an incident involving a child under the woman's care.

Gwendolyn Riddick Quattlebaum, 59, and Irving Riddick , 42, were arrested Friday after, police say, the son inappropriately touched one of the children who is cared for by her during the week.

Police spokesman Sgt. Christopher Corbett said police learned of the alleged assault after the child told her father about it Thursday.

Quattlebaum told the Republican-American of Waterbury Sunday she cares for eight children under the age of 10 each weekday.

Riddick, who cooks for the day-care center, was convicted in 1992 of second-degree sexual assault and is listed on the state's sex offender registry.

Quattlebaum told the newspaper her business is not licensed as a day-care provider because she is a baby sitter. Six of the eight children she cares for are relatives, she said.

Quattlebaum was charged with risk of injury to a minor because the alleged assault occurred while the child was in her care, Corbett said.

Quattlebaum was released on a $10,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned Jan. 13.


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