Mar 14, 2023

Kan. daycare worker caught on video abusing kids enters plea

Posted Mar 14, 2023 1:00 AM
Schrader photo Johnson Co. Sheriff
Schrader photo Johnson Co. Sheriff

JOHNSON COUNTY —A Kansas woman accused of abusing babies at a day care where she worked has admitted she committed the crime.

On Thursday, Rachel Beth Schrader, 24, pled guilty to four counts of abuse of a child under the age of 6, according to the Johnson County District Attorney's office.

 According to court records, surveillance video captured Schrader abusing babies more than 170 times, including by shaking and slapping them.

The affidavit describes her kicking a child square in the chest in one instance, causing him to fall backward and smack his head. In a police interview, Schrader acknowledged “losing her patience” on March 26, 2022 but said that was the only time.   Sentencing is scheduled for May 3, according to the district attorney's office.