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Gina's Daycare investigated after man charged for fondling child

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:59:22 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 12 2013 06:39:43 PM CST
(Wichita, Kan.) -

A Wichita mother says a daycare provider didn't tell her the truth.

Raymond Buberwa is charged with 2 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Now the state is investigating Gina Page Buberwa's Group Daycare.

Amber Keeler  says she only found out about the arrest because she got a call from a detective to see if her daughter was acting differently.

Keeler says she was shocked.

The incident happened in October. She wonders why she's  just now finding out about it.

"I started crying.  Because that's any parents worst nightmare is to have a phone call like that," said Keeler.

Wichita Police say Raymond Buberwa fondled a seven year old girl from his wife's day care.  The alleged incident happened at the child's home.

Buberwa lived at the house where his wife, Gina Page Buberwa, runs the business. 

"I've seen him locking the door a couple of times, I've seen him leaving, I've seen him sitting on the couch with the kids watching cartoons," said Keeler.

Keeler says the day care owner should have told the parents about the arrest.

Sia Nyorkor asked the owner if she informed the parents but she declined to elaborate. Gina Buberwa says her husband is innocent.

The state child care licensing program says it has received a complaint about the daycare and is investigating the incident. There is no law that says the daycare has to disclose this information.

"There is no alerting when a complaint is received. The investigation typically starts within 5 days minimum or I should say maximum and of course we take those complaints seriously," said Lori Steelman, director for the State's Child Care Licensing Program.

Keeler feels the day care should have been transparent about the allegations.

"I don't have any sympathy for her because she kept it a secret. She told me that her other day care provider quit on her, rather than tell me he was in jail for what he had done," she said.

Depending on the outcome of the state investigation, the day care could have an emergency order of suspension and be shut down if the complaints against it are true. 

Raymond Buberwa is still in the Sedgwick County Jail and will have a preliminary hearing in January 2, 2014. He's being held on $100,000 bond.

Child care facility compliance information is public information.

FactFinder 12 shows how you can check up on your child's daycare.

The state has an online database here.

In the state's report, you can see results from recent compliance surveys, complaints and any administrative orders issued against the facility.

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