Daycare worker arrested again, faces 3 more child cruelty charges

Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 2:45 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 8:35 PM CDT
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Westlake, La. (KPLC) - A former childcare worker has been arrested for the second time this month, accused of abusing several children at two daycares in Westlake.

Maria Angelica Reeves, 24, of Ragley, was arrested by the Westlake Police Department on March 16 on three counts of child cruelty. She was released the same day on $195,000 bond.

As they investigated, Westlake police say they found evidence that Reeves had abused children at two daycares.

Reeves was arrested again on March 29 by the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office on two additional counts of child cruelty and one count of second-degree child cruelty. She was transferred to Calcasieu the next day.

Reeves was released on $210,000 bond on March 31.

An employee of Kidcare Early Learning Academy confirmed that Reeves had worked there until the week before her first arrest.