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Forrest County deputies charge daycare owner with child abuse

FORREST COUNTY, Miss (WHLT) - An investigator with the Forest County Sheriff's Department says a daycare owner has been charged with aggravated child abuse.

Melanie Barnett was charged Wednesday. Investigator John Tryner says the woman ran an unlicensed daycare out of her home near Petal.

According to authorities, the department received complaints about the facility and the owner. After finding probable cause, deputies arrested Barnett.


  
 


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