Daycare worker charged, under house arrest


January 31, 2018

A home daycare in Cherokee has been shut down and one of the workers is under house arrest following allegations of lewd or indecent acts to a child.

A charge of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16 was filed Tuesday, Jan. 23, against Phillip Ray Kight, 69, of Cherokee. The felony charge is punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a term of life or life without parole and shall not be eligible for probation, suspended or deferred sentence. According to court affidavits, the mother of a 6-year-old boy contacted law enforcement on Dec. 14. The mother told Cherokee Assista...

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