Mother, Daughter Arrested for Alleged Abuse of Baby at Daycare

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa -- A mother and daughter from Pleasant Hill are in the Polk County Jail after law enforcement officials say they abused a child at their daycare.

Forty-nine-year-old Cindy Holt is charged with child endangerment-serious injury and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Her daughter, 23-year-old Amanda Holt, is charged with child endangerment-bodily injury and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

Public Information Officer Adam Choate with the Pleasant Hill Police Department says the investigation into the case began August 1st after a baby was taken to a hospital for a bite mark. Police and the Department of Human Services were called in at that time.

A social media posting from the child's mother showed a photo of the girl's injuries, which she said were from being bitten and hit while at daycare.

Choate says the daycare referenced was run by Cindy Holt and it is registered with the state.

Police are expected to release more information about the case sometime Thursday.

Cindy Holt and Amanda Holt are being held on a $15,000 bond each.