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Daycare Centers Sued for Years of Abuses

PLANO, Texas (CN) - Daycare worker Broderick Standberry sexually molested a child for 8 years, as well as "directing and encouraging plaintiff to perform sexual acts for Standberry's gratification with other children," John Doe claims in Collin County Court. He sued four daycare centers, including a Christian school.

Named as defendants are Tutor Time Learning Center, Learning Care Group, Childtime Childcare, and Canterbury Christian School. Although Standberry is not named as a defendant in the heading, the 7-page complaint includes "Causes of Action Against Standberry."

Standberry was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting eight boys, the Dallas Morning News reported in 2007.

Doe claims Standberry's employers failed to warn him or his parents of Standberry's "sexual propensities," and trusting Standberry to care for "a multitude of minor children."

Doe claims that Tutor Time Learning Center and Canterbury Christian School employed Standberry from 1998 through 2006, "at their respective day care centers in Plano."

Doe claims all four defendant companies are jointly liable for his injuries because they "negligently hired, trained, supervised and retained" Standberry.

He seeks punitive damages for negligent misrepresentation and gross negligence, "to punish and deter the outrageous conduct taken in heedless and reckless disregard for the safety of plaintiff and as a result of defendants' conscious indifference to the rights, welfare and safety of plaintiff in violation of the laws of the State of Texas."

Doe is represented by Lori Watson of Dallas.

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