Omaha Daycare Shutdown Over Reports Of Sexual Abuse

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order to shut down Deb's Day Care near 83rd and Bedford Ave. after the owner's husband was arrested following reports he had been sexually abusing a boy there.

62 year old William Harrison is facing two charges of first-degree sexual assault on a child.  According to a complaint filed in Douglas County Court, Harrison was arrested by Omaha Police on Friday after a boy said he had was been sexually assaulted by the man for about four years, beginning in 2014 when he was eight years old.

Harrison is listed as the secondary caregiver for his wife Debra's home daycare.  Debra Harrison can't provide care for any child except her own according to the order.  

Harrison may request a hearing within 15 days of receiving the emergency order. The hearing is held within 10 days of the request, unless a continuance is granted.

 PDF: Read the DHHS emergency order

(Photo: 6 News)


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