Judge rejects plea deal for Bismarck daycare owner

Daycare owner to head to trial
Daycare owner to head to trial(KFYR)
Published: Jul. 12, 2022 at 11:41 AM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A district court judge has rejected the plea agreement of a Bismarck woman who prosecutors say mismanaged a daycare.

Prosecutors say 51-year-old Holly Hendrickson ran a daycare called My Lil Players in 2020 when it was found over capacity by human services caseworkers. They say children and infants were left unsupervised and unaccounted for and parents reported irregularities of care to police.

Hendrickson pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal Friday. Under the deal, a felony child abuse charge was reduced to contributing to the deprivation of minors, a class A misdemeanor.

Court documents originally reported the plea was accepted by judge Cynthia Feland who sentenced Hendrickson to two years of probation. However, the clerk of court now filed a correction reporting that Judge Cynthia Feland denied the agreement.

Hendrickson is scheduled to face a jury in September.

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