MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Police have taken a 31-year-old daycare worker into custody after learning that he allegedly was having inappropriate behavior with children under his care. The man was charged with indecency with a child.
Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office first learned of allegations on December 8th that a daycare worker, Dennis McDaniel, had been having inappropriate relationships with children at the daycare where he worked.
Law Enforcement officials have not elaborated so far on what exactly that inappropriate behavior may have been.
When McDaniel was arrested, he was charged with indecency with a child and had been held on a $250,000 bond. Police fear there may be multiple victims in the case as McDaniel had access to children by working in several daycare-type settings as early as 2011.
According to a list that was provided by the Montgomery Sheriff’s Office, McDaniel has worked at the following daycare type establishments:
Tomball Bible Church Daycare, The Woodlands Church, Graceview Baptist Church, Conroe ISD, School District in Harris County, ABC Academy, Zio Lutheran Church and Daycare, Xplor Preschool and School Age Care, The Woodlands Church, Little Texans Children Care, School in the Pines-Spring, All Starz Academy, The Hone Tree, The Kids Club, and Little Tots. Law enforcement officials have not released the number of victims identified at any of these schools as of yet.
After McDaniel’s arrest, Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson said:
“The case has intersected multiple law enforcement agencies and I am deeply grateful for the teamwork and detailed investigation done by out detectives, the DA’s Office, the Pct. 5 Constables Office, and Children’s Safe Harbor. Though complex, their thorough and diligent work led to this arrest and protection of our children.
“We stand united as force multipliers to protect our kids and will continue to work tirelessly to find these individuals and bring them to justice. We take no responsibility more seriously.”
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information or those who have been victimized to contact them at 936 760-5800. When contacting the Sheriff’s Office, they ask that you refer to case number 22A359348 when leaving a message or asking to speak to someone. Additionally, contact can be made through the Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 800 392-7867 if they prefer to remain anonymous.
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