Mom says child slapped by daycare worker

RICHARDSON, TX (WCMH)– The child’s mom said the visible purple and red marks on her son’s face resemble an adult’s hand.

“His swelling and stuff has started to go down… this doesn’t look like a 2-year-old could’ve done this,” Elizabeth O’Rear, 21, told KTVT about the marks on her 18-month-old son Dakota’s face.

After three days, the marks are still visible on Dakota’s face. O’Rear noticed them when she picked him from the Richardson, Texas, daycare Armadillos to Zebras.

O’Rear filed a complaint with Richardson police, after taking Dakota to the emergency room.

“It started to look more like a hand and I called my mom and I told her this sort of looks funny to me,” she KTVT.

According to O’Rear, barring an acceptable explanation, Dakota will not be returning to the daycare. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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