Former day care worker accused of restraining child with duct tape in Ashburn

A former day care worker from Sterling is behind bars Friday for allegedly assaulting a child in her care at the Open Arms Child Development Center in Ashburn last month

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Cinthia J. Escobar Gomez is accused of restraining a child's legs with duct tape on January 23. Authorities say the incident happened inside the day care center in a class of 4 and 5-year-old children. The child was not hurt. 

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Escobar Gomez was arrested Thursday night and charged with assault and battery. 

Cinthia J. Escobar Gomez

She is currently being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. 

Last week, the sheriff's office and the Loudoun County CPS would not elaborate on the allegation after Open Arms sent out an email to parents. Escobar Gomez no longer works at the day care. 

FOX 5's Ike Ejiochi tried speaking with Open Arms officials Friday evening, but they declined to comment. He also went to Escobar Gomez's home, but the people inside refused to open the door.