A man who lived at A Lot Like Home Daycare has been charged with sexually abusing at least 3 girls at the daycare.
A Lot Like Home Daycare Employee Faces Sex Crime Charges for Alleged Abuse of 3 Girls
On Wednesday, September 18, Leigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced that a man who lived at his mother’s in-home daycare in Whitehall Township has been charged with sexually abusing 3 young girls at the daycare.
22-year-old Zachary Zimmerman has been charged with three counts of indecent assault and one count of aggravated indecent assault – both second-degree felonies. He has also been charged with one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, which are both first-degree felonies.
The three victims attended A Lot Like Home Daycare at 2307 North First Avenue between 2011 and 2017. They told police that Zimmerman had inappropriate sexual contact with them while they attended the daycare.
At the time of the alleged abuse, Zimmerman lived at the home daycare. In two of the cases, he was a teenager at the time of the abuse.
Zimmerman was arraigned on the morning of September 18 and his bail was set at $75,000.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is permitting the daycare to continue operating while the department completes its investigation. The DHS has contacted parents and guardians of children who attended the daycare to tell them about the allegations and Zimmerman’s arrest.