The DeRidder Police Department released information on Thursday regarding a complaint filed last month that has yielded an arrest for cruelty to a juvenile.

Kelsey B. Dease, of Anacoco, has been arrested for allegedly neglecting and abusing a three year old child in her care.

Dease turned herself into authorities on August 20th.

While sources have reported that Dease worked at Building Blocks Daycare Center in DeRidder, authorities have not confirmed which daycare this alleged abuse took place in, as of this writing.

“We received a tip from a parent of a child at the daycare where Dease worked. We began to investigate the situation, which lead to a warrant for her arrest.” Police Chief John Gott said.

She was charged with cruelty to a juvenile and was booked into the BPSO jail with a $5000 bond, and she has since posted bail.

If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison.

No further information has been released as of this writing.