Pennsylvania Day Care Owner Charged With Sexual Assault


(WGAL) A former Pennsylvania day care owner has been charged with sexually assaulting children in his care.

James Battista, 70, was arrested Wednesday by state police.

Police said the sexual assaults happened between 2006 and 2009 at the Little Friends Daycare in Penn Township. The victims ranged in age from 3 to 7 years old at the time of the assaults.

According to state police, a victim came forward in June 2018, and an investigation identified three other victims.

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