A south Bossier daycare worker today was sentenced to spend four years behind bars, after pleading guilty to 10 counts of simple abuse in January.
Bossier Parish deputies took Tammi Lyn Hilliard into custody following her sentencing by District Judge Parker Self.
Hilliard was arrested in August, after video from Bellaire Learning Center where she was employed showed her yanking and spanking children, and even throwing a toy in a child’s face.
Simple battery, a misdemeanor, carries a maximum sentence of six months. Hilliard was sentenced to six months for each of the 10 counts, but Self allowed sentences on two of the counts to run concurrently with the others, which reduced the actual time to four years.
Tuesday, Doris Williams, another Bellaire Learning Center employee, pleaded guilty to two counts of simple battery and one count of failure to report child abuse. Those charges also are misdemeanors that carry a maximum six months in prison. Williams will be back in court for sentencing May 27.
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