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Abuse alleged at Pocatello daycare facility

By The Associated Press
Published On: Oct 19 2013 08:17:33 AM MDT
POCATELLO, Idaho -

Authorities in Pocatello say a juvenile has been charged with two felony counts of lewd conduct with a minor stemming from encounters at a local day care facility.
    
Bannock County Deputy Prosecutor Matt Kerbs confirmed the juvenile was charged this week. Kerbs declined to disclose other specifics of the case and suspect citing the defendant's age.
    
The Idaho State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/SxHTxs ) the alleged encounters took place at Castleland Day Care & Preschool in August.
    
Neither the newspaper nor The Associated Press identify victims and juveniles accused of crimes.
    
Pocatello Police Department Spokesman Lt. Paul Manning said the day care facility remains open and managers have put in place a new safety plan.
    
Castleland owner Pam Zeal declined to comment on the case when contacted by the newspaper Thursday.