MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- The owner of Growing Minds Daycare in Manassas who was charged last week with child cruelty is now charged with 3 counts of abduction.
Thirty-eight-year-old Tara Angelyn Loop was charged after officers reportedly found three children under the age of four unattended in her daycare in Manassas on October 2. At that time, police said six children were in the home.
Loop allegedly had her 16-year-old daughter watching the children for long hours. Monday, police said that they learned her daughter was told to remove three of the children from the home before police arrived to check out reports about child neglect.
In total, 9 children were at the home and police say Loop didn't get permission to remove the three children from her home.