ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A woman who worked as a caregiver at a child development center at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va. is charged with assault.
According to Department of Justice officials, 47-year-old Va Nessa Taylor of Temple Hills, Md., is "charged with simple assault against a child under 16 years of age at a facility located within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States."
According to court records, on January 29, another employee reported that Taylor withheld food from a two-year-old child during lunch at the Cody Child Development Center. Further investigation and review of surveillance footage revealed that on four separate instances, Taylor hit and pushed four children who ranged from 18 months to 2 years of age, say authorities. Authorities say the first incident happened November 26, 2013.