Former Pierre daycare provider pleads not guilty to allowing abuse

A former Pierre daycare provider pleads not guilty to charges related to incidents of abuse at her daycare.

Forty-one-year-old Brandi Jo Barringer has entered not guilty pleas to two misdemeanors after allegations of abuse arose last year. She is charged with two counts of Contributing to the Abuse, Neglect, or Delinquency of a Child.

It’s alleged that Berringer allowed her nine-year-old son to physically and sexually abuse other children at the in-home daycare.

The daycare has since closed.

In South Dakota, private, in-home daycare providers are not required to be licensed, certified or inspected by any government entity.


September 13, 2023