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Lynn Rowe, former day-care owner caught on camera, pleads no contest in child abuse case

Posted: 11:15 AM, Nov 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-08 00:07:36Z

A west Omaha day-care owner caught on camera  hitting and shaking a 4-year-old girl in April pled no contest to the charges in court Tuesday morning .

Lynn Rowe, former owner of Lynn’s Learning Center near 112th Street and West Center Road, was arrested shortly after a video on the incident surfaced.

She was charged with one count of felony child abuse in April and was forced to surrender her day-care license after the state of Nebraska issued an emergency order to shut down her business.

 

 

A video, taken by another daycare worker on March 28, showed Rowe appearing to hit, punch and shake a child. The video was given to the child's parents and a child protective services report was filed.

Rowe initially pleaded not guilty. Her change of plea to no contest is treated as a guilty plea by the judge.

Rowe faces a maximum of three years in prison. Her sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 23.