Lawsuits filed against La Petite Academy

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 19:19:02-04

Following the 26 to 60-year sentence of Mark Mays, two lawsuits have been filed against La Petite Academy, one of the Omaha day cares Mays worked at when he sexually assaulted multiple young children. 

The lawyer representing the families of the victims, Jeff Herman, said that La Petite did not conduct a proper background check of Mays because he had been fired from two other day cares, where there were several red flags that showed he should not have been fired in the first place. 

"These are dark cases," Herman said. "These families and these babies will have to live with this the rest of their lives." 

Herman is a high-profile lawyers who's entire practice is dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse, assault or exploitation. 

"We can't comment on pending litigation," a La Petite Academy spokesperson said. "We take our responsibility as caregivers very seriously. Our staff undergoes state mandated background checks. Our employment practices and strict protocols of care meet or exceed state and federal requirements," Providing a safe and nurturing learning environment remains our top priority."