Lubbock, TX (KCBD) - KCBD NewsChannel 11 received a call from a concerned viewer about a former Covenant daycare employee arrested on sexual assault charges.
Jordan Braden Casey, 19, was arrested Saturday and remains behind bars at the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. He faces two indictments each charging him with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
A Lubbock grand jury issued one indictment back in March and a second Tuesday. KCBD NewsChannel 11 has learned Casey used to work at Covenant Child Development Center which is a childcare program for Covenant employees.
Covenant says the man accused was employed there for 14 weeks from February 2009 to June 2009. Based on police reports we have reviewed, the indictment appears to arise from allegations that Casey committed assaults against two different boys sometime between 2008 and 2010. According to both the hospital and police the two alleged victims were not affiliated with Covenant Health System.
However, Covenant issued this statement Wednesday, "We take very seriously any allegation of inappropriate conduct. We are saddened and concerned about the anxiety this situation is causing any of our affected employees."
KCBD NewsChannel 11 asked LPD whether there are any additional investigations involving Casey, but the department says it cannot comment on on-going investigations especially those that involve children.
We will continue to follow this story and bring you any new details as they develop. In the meantime, the hospital says it's identifying outside resources to support families who may need it.
Full statement released by Covenant Health System
"At Covenant Child Development Center, a childcare program for Covenant Health System employees, our number one priority is providing a safe environment for the children attending the center. We take very seriously any allegation of inappropriate conduct. We are saddened and concerned about the anxiety this situation is causing any of our affected employees. Covenant is identifying outside resources available to support families during this time and we are working to develop parent education as well as child education programs. We are committed to thoroughly investigating any allegations and cooperating with authorities to ensure the safety of the children for whom we care."
-Richard Parks, President and Chief Executive Officer
Covenant Health System
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