Olivia Woman Gets 60 Days For Not Reporting Abuse in Her Daycare

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(KWLM/Olivia MN-) An Olivia woman has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for failing to report abuse at her daycare facility.

KWLM report in July, 45-year-old Peggy Uhlenkamp pleaded guilty to a charge of Mandated Reporter Failing to Report the Abuse of 2 or More Children, and in exchange 3 counts of Child Neglect were dropped.

Uhlenkamp ran the Rhyme and Reason daycare facility in her Olivia 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. In July 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.

Her son, Trent Uhlenkamp, was found mentally incompetent to defend himself on sexual misconduct charges.

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