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Woman Charged in Connection with Abusing Child at NJ Daycare Center


Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan announced today that a daycare teacher responsible for abusing a two-year-old child, has been arrested and charged.

Officials said on Monday, August 1st, Nusrat J. Ameen, 56, of Edison, was arrested after detectives determined she had physically assaulted a two-year-old child who was under her care while she was employed as a head teacher at the “I Can Kids” Childcare, located at 806 Route 1 North, Edison, New Jersey.

According to Middlesex County officials, the incident was reported to authorities on Friday, July 29, 2022.

An investigation conducted by Detectives Ankur Mankad and Matthew Eitel of the Edison Police Department and Detective Olivia Ankudowicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Ameen has been employed by “I Can Kids” for twelve years.

The children being are in between the ages of 18 months to two and a half years of age.

Police say the investigation determined that Ameen assaulted the child on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Ameen was charged with fourth degree neglect and abuse according to Middlesex County officials. 

She was processed and released pending central judicial processing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mankad of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7467 or Detective Ankudowicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Ameen are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.