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TAYLOR, Texas – A report of abuse at the Taylor Independent School District's ChildDevelopment Center has led to the arrest of an employee of the Center. A child care provider atthe center reported to police on Friday, May 17, 2019, that a co-worker, Mikelean Griffith, 67years, of Hutto, pinned the two year old boy to a mat on the floor earlier in the day when thechild resisted taking a nap. Ms. Griffith held the child to the mat placing her knee in the center ofthe child's back while both of her hands were on child's shoulders, near his neck. Ms. Griffithtransferred her body weight onto the child’s back. The witness told police that Ms. Griffith’sactions were abusive and caused the child to scream and cry loudly. The child’s parents observeda red mark on their son’s back after he returned home from day care on May 17, 2019, whichwas not observed before. The child was treated and released by his family physician. The TaylorPolice Detectives completed the investigation and consulted with both the Williamson CountyDistrict Attorney’s Office (who prosecutes felony cases) as well as the Williamson CountyAttorney’s Office (who prosecutes misdemeanor cases). After the case review with theprosecutors it was determined that the Taylor Police Detectives had probable cause to obtain anArrest Warrant for Ms. Griffith, who is charged with Injury to a Child, a State Jail Felony. Ms.Griffith surrendered herself and was taken into custody on the Arrest Warrant on May 30, 2019,and booked into the Williamson County Jail with a bond of $2,500.###