Church Pre-School Teacher Hogtied 2-Year-Old, Took Pictures and Bragged About It to Girl’s Mother
MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - A church preschool teacher hogtied a 2-year-old girl who didn’t sleep during naptime, then “tormented” her mother “with a picture of her hogtied daughter and boasted that she had been the one who did it,” the little girl’s parents claim in court.
In the complaint, the parents claim that the preschool principal hired the unlicensed teacher because of his “sexual attraction” to her.
John and Mary Roe sued Angela Calcagno and Centerpointe Church and Preschool, in Contra Costa County Court, on behalf of their daughter.
“This complaint stems from Calcagno’s untenable practice of ‘hogtying’ (i.e., binding the hands and feet with tightly applied masking tape) children who could not sleep during naptime,” the complaint states. “Further, Centerpointe Church and Preschool’s principal administrator allowed this serious regulatory violation to occur because, due to his sexual attraction for Calcagno, he wanted her working there even though she was unlicensed.”
The parents say they paid to enroll their 2-year-old daughter in Centerpointe Church and Preschool, in Pleasant Hill. The preschool operates on church property and has more than 100 children in its program, according to the complaint.