Former day care provider sentenced



    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former day care provider in Sioux Falls who admitted to lying to police and leaving children in the care of teenagers has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.
 
     Fifty-three-year-old Constance Edwards was sentenced Monday. She was also barred from ever operating a day care.  
 
     Edwards was the owner of an in-home day care where a 4-month-old baby died in 2011. She was charged after the baby's accidental death, and she took a plea deal in March.
 
     The baby was one of 15 children Edwards left under the responsibility of two teenagers while she took others to a waterpark.
 
     The woman lied to police about the number of children she had in her care, which was more than the allowed by the city. The teenagers weren't registered as caregivers.

     
 AP-WF-05-06-14 

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