Man who runs Ohio daycare charged with rape of child

IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- You trust, or at least hope, that when you drop your kids off at daycare, they will be safe and happy. A nightmare situation is unfolding for parents in Ironton, Ohio where a man who runs a daycare out of his home is accused of rape.

A grand jury in Lawrence County, Ohio indicted Clarence Felty Jr., 44, of Ironton, for allegedly raping a child for more than a year. He is facing a first-degree felony rape charge.

Investigators say the alleged crimes happened at an in-home daycare. Felty Jr. lives on Woodlawn Drive.

According to the indictment, the attacks allegedly happened between March 1, 2017 and July 29, 2018.

Felty Jr. was released from jail on bond on Jan. 2. He is due back in court on Feb. 6.

Investigators did not have a name of the daycare to release.