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Michigan Daycare Shut Down After Child Put Another Child In A Clothes Dryer And Turned It On

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A Michigan woman who ran a daycare had her license revoked and services at her facility suspended after a child allegedly put another child in the clothes dryer and turned the machine on.

Kathleen Mayhue-Radeback—who ran the daycare at a residence in Garden City—brought the alleged aggressor who put the other child in the dryer—referred to as Minor Household Member 1 (MHM1)—to the hospital on August 4 because the aggressor was "stressed out."






MHM 1 told a nurse at the hospital what happened with the other child.

The child who was placed in the dryer also told her mother about the incident, describing the experience as "hot, and it was dark and hurt my back."


The child also said Mayhue-Radeback got her out of the appliance before she was seriously injured, according to The Detroit News.

However, Mayhue-Radeback lied about the incident and denied it happened when talking to investigators.

The Child Care Licensing Bureau of Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) said in an official statement she failed to "provide truthful and accurate information to the department during an investigation."

Mayhue-Radeback also did not inform the children's parents of the frightening incident.


The bureau also found she did not inform them within three business days after a household member was admitted and released from a hospital following a mental health treatment.

The statement continued:

"It was critical to take emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the children at this family child care home."

They also said Mayhue-Radeback was found in violation of the Child Care Organizations act, citing "lack of appropriate care and supervision" and "suitability and conduciveness to the welfare of children."

Under a state order issued on November 3, Mayhue-Radeback is "prohibited from operating a family child care facility at any location, unable to accept children for care and required to inform all the guardians of children in her care that her license has been suspended and cannot provide child care services."

Mayhue-Radeback received her state license to operate a family child care facility in 2019 with a capacity for six children, according to LARA.

The media outlet said she has the right to appeal and ask for an administrative hearing.