A family is outraged after they say their toddler came home from a child care ministry with a condom in his mouth.
Marcel Galbreath is under two years old and has attended God’s Little Angels Academy for several weeks. When he came home Tuesday afternoon, Maggie Lewis noticed it.
“I sat him right there close to my door and (waved) to them and everything. I was looking at him and he was just (slobbering) and I looked in his mouth and pulled out a condom,” Lewis said.
Lewis is a friend of the family. The owner of God’s Little Angels Academy dropped Galbreath at Lewis’ home at the mother’s request. Lewis wants to know where the condom came from.
“I think this has gone on a little bit too far, when a baby comes in with a condom in his mouth,” Lewis said.
Galbreath’s aunt, Latonya, took a picture of the object before detectives took it away. The baby’s family believes it was inside one of the vans.
“There’s no reason why (there) should be a condom no where around children,” Latonya Galbreath said.
God’s Little Angels Academy owner Alisha Trice spoke with Fox59 on the phone Wednesday.
“I am a mom and grandmother. It’s a game. The devil is alive and it did not come from here,” she said.
“He didn’t get to touch this carpet, right here. He stood right there by the door, as we were undressing him. There’s no possibility he could’ve (gotten) that from here at all,” Latonya Galbreath said.
Trice said it did not come from them either. She said there wasn’t anything inside Galbreath’s mouth when she dropped him off.
“I think it came from the home and that the baby could have picked it up from inside the home and no one saw because it happened so fast,” Trice said.
Galbreath was taken to the hospital. Latonya Galbreath said he was okay though the family does not plan to send him back to the child care facility.
“I just don’t like that. I’d rather take care of him myself and I know what he’s doing,” Lewis said.
No one has been charged. The Family and Social Services Administration opened an investigation on Wednesday. God’s Little Angels Academy is a registered ministry. By law, the academy is not required to get a permit. It is required to abide by minimal fire safety and sanitation standards. The FSSA said it was inspected in Nov.
If a parents has concerns about a child care facility, they can call 877-511-1144.