Daycare worker admits abusing 23 kids
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Prosecutors say a 23-year-old daycare worker in Idaho has confessed to sexually abusing 23 children. Joshua Ritchie is charged with lewd conduct with a child and is being held on $2.5 million bond.
Ritchie was arrested Aug. 21 after a 5-year-old boy reportedly told his parents that he was sexually abused.
Prosecutors told Judge Brian Lee during a hearing Wednesday that Ritchie told investigators he’s sexually abused 23 kids between the ages of 5 and 12.
Ritchie’s attorney, public defender Bill Schwartz, did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.