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Mother claims daycare worker cut baby's feet

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WOODLAWN, OH (FOX19) -

A mother is demanding answers after she said someone purposely cut her 6-month-old son's feet at daycare.

“Immediately I just started crying because I just couldn't believe it,” said Taran Philips.

As she took off her son's socks last week, Philips said what she found shocked her. After rushing 6-month-old Joshua to the hospital, Philips said doctors confirmed what she thought.

"The cuts were done by an adult, not a child or an object.” said Philips."I kind of figured that someone at my center did it. Automatically, my first reaction was someone hurt my baby."

Philips said her son had two large cuts on the bottoms of his feet. His mother is sure he could not make the marks on his own considering he cannot crawl or walk at his young age. Philips said she worked at Tender Care Child Development Center in Woodlawn as a young toddler teacher. Her 6-month-old son also attended. She believes a disagreement with a coworker may have triggered her own child's abuse.

FOX19 NOW tried to ask Tender Care Child Development Center their thoughts but received no comment.

According to Woodlawn police, they were called to Cincinnati Children's Hospital on April 23rd where Philips made the report. They found a 6-month-old child with minor injuries suspicious in nature and said the matter was under investigation.

"It's two different marks. One looks like a slice and one looks like an open wound, like somebody cut and turned it,” said Philips.

Philips said she has quit her job at Tender Care and hopes police can find out who hurt her child and why.

"I feel like they should have never taken it out on my son. He's a happy baby for the most part. I just can't believe it,” said Philips.

Woodlawn Police are asking for the public's help in this case. If you have any information, you are encouraged to contact Detective Scott Fetter at (513) 771-8480.

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