Valerie Caye Hjort, charged with abduction, abuse and neglect of children in Woodbridge, Va.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA) -- Police say a woman who runs a home daycare has been charged after a 4-year-old girl was allegedly put in an unlit utility closet with her hands tied behind her back in Woodbridge.
According to police, 56-year-old Valerie Caye Hjort is charged with abduction and abuse and neglect of children after an investigation into alleged abuse on Friday.
The incident reportedly happened in the 1900 block of Brooke Farm Ct in Woodbridge on August 22. According to police, the girl was put in the closet for approximately 10 minutes as a form of discipline.
Police say other children were at the home at the time but no other abuse was reported.
According to police, a search warrant was also executed at the home and after the investigation, Hjort was arrested.
Hjort is being held without bond.