Guilty Plea to Not Reporting Molestation at Olivia Daycare

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(KWLM/Olivia MN-)  An Olivia woman Monday pleaded guilty to a charge accusing her of failing to report abuse of children in her daycare facility.

KWLM reports 45-year-old Peggy Uhlenkamp ran the Rhyme and Reason daycare facility in her home, but earlier this year they were shut down after it was alleged Uhlenkamp’s 17-year-old son Trent had sexually molested 3 girls under her care.

Court records say Uhlenkamp knew of the abuse but did not report it, and she was charged with Failure to Report Abuse, and 3 counts of Child Neglect-Knowingly Permitting Physical and/or Sexual Abuse of 3 different children.

In court before Judge Dwayne Knutsen Monday, Uhlenkamp entered an Alford plea to the Failure to Report charge and the neglect charges were dropped.   An Alford plea means she doesn’t admit guilt, but admits there is enough evidence to convict her.

She will be sentenced on the gross misdemeanor charge September 3rd and was released without bail.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

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