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Army Probing Day Care Centers Worldwide After Alleged Child Assaults

10:34 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army says it has launched a worldwide investigation of hiring practices at its 283 child care centers following the arrest of two Army employees accused of assaulting children at a Fort Myer, Va., day care center.

After the publicly announced arrests at Fort Myer on Sept. 26, the Army replaced the day care center's management team and found what the Army called "derogatory information" in the background of an unspecified number of other employees there.

The Army did not specify the derogatory information.

Based on those findings, Army Secretary John McHugh said Tuesday he ordered an Army-wide review of hiring practices and management at every day care center. In a statement, he called the findings at the Fort Myer center troubling and unacceptable.

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