A Brooklyn day care operator and her daughter were arrested Friday for their alleged involvement in the death of a 4-year-old boy in the care of a Florida day care center last month, authorities said.
Cecily Roberts, 43, who operates the L.R. Academy in Ditmas Park, and Camille Gordon, 20, were arrested by the NYPD, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Roberts also owns the 3C's Academy in Sunrise, Fla. On Aug. 1, Jordan Coleman, 4, died after he was left in a locked SUV for two and a half hours while in the care of Gordon and Paris Ward, 19, who has been charged with aggravated manslaughter.
According to a lawsuit filed by Jordan's parents, the operator of the 3C's Academy told Ward to drive him and seven other children to an apartment complex because too many children were there that day and they were afraid an inspector was coming.
On the way to the complex, Coleman fell asleep and was left in the SUV, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit said he was not found until his five-year-old cousin asked where he was.
Roberts and Gordon face one count each of aggravated manslaughter, while Roberts faces an additional charge of felony child care misrepresentation, the sheriff's office said.