PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — A 41-year-old Pierre woman has been charged with two misdemeanors after allegations last year that some children were abused at her in-home daycare.
A grand jury charged Brandi Jo Barringer with two counts of Contributing to the Abuse, Neglect, or Delinquency of a Child. Authorities say between January 2020 and May 2022, Barringer did not provide the care necessary for a child’s well-being.
In August, Facebook posts accused Barringer of doing nothing to stop a nine-year-old from physically and sexually abusing other children at the in-home daycare facility.
The Hughes County State’s Attorney says these charges are not directly related to the initial allegations, but were the result of a follow-up investigation.
The daycare has since closed.