Parents, Friends in Shock after Jacksonville, Florida Daycare Owner Arrested on Molestation Charges

Conviction.jpgA Jacksonville, Florida Daycare owner, David James Hart, has been arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim 12-16 years old, sexual battery on a victim younger than 12, and assault. Parents of some of the children who attend the A+ Just for Kids Academy on Crown Point Road in Mandarin, Florida are in shock.

One parent reported that her kids absolutely loved Hart, and that he seemed very friendly and caring and knew all of the parents and kids by name. She has been taking her children to the daycare center for three years, and now is devastated at the news of Hart’s alleged actions and very worried for her children.

Another daycare owner, Charles Schramm, who purchased the Just 4 Kids Learning Academy on Losco Road in Mandarin from Hart last summer, says he “never would have believed something like this,” about Hart. Just the same, he is going to change the name of his daycare center immediately. He doesn’t want parents getting his business confused with Hart’s.

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working closely with Jacksonville law enforcement in the investigation. The A+ Just for Kids Academy was inspected just last month, and was found to be in full compliance. The center has had only a few minor violations in the past.

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