Child's dad had no idea mom rarely returned to daycare - New York News

Child's dad had no idea mom rarely returned to daycare

Posted: Updated:
Ryan Reed; Allison Clements Ryan Reed; Allison Clements
PHOENIX -

There are new developments surrounding a 3-year-old girl found beaten to death and covered in bruises. Wednesday, police arrested the girl's babysitters. Both are accused of felony child abuse.

Police say Ryan Reed beat the little girl, and Allison Clements never reported the abuse.

Police say the 3-year-old girl died after being stomped on.

It's hard to imagine the pain 3-year-old Savannah Cross had to endure every single day. Police say this little girl had "too many bruises to count" when she was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning.

"Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would have to put my little girl in the ground."

Savannah's dad Stephen Cross talked to us from his home in Colorado. He wants justice.

Savannah's babysitter 27-year-old Ryan Reed is accused of beating her to death. Police say his significant other, 28-year-old Allison Clement, knew of the abuse and did nothing. According to court paperwork, Reed inadvertently stomped on Savannah's stomach. Hours later she stopped breathing.

"He inadvertently stomped on my child's chest? This... this... no, nobody should treat a child this way, nobody should beat a child," said Cross.

Cross also says he had no idea Savannah's mom would drop her off for weeks at a time without picking her up. Police say the last time she saw Savannah was on thanksgiving. Reed and Clement ran a day care out of their south Phoenix home and would advertise on Craigslist.

"You don't drop your kids at daycare and never come back except to pay them. What is that, paid abandonment? What is that?" said Cathy Cross, Savannah's grandmother.

Cathy Cross says if they had known Savannah wasn't going home with her mom every night, they would have gladly taken her in.

"She was such a sweet spirit and just a precious little girl."

Doctors say that Savannah was also going blind in her right eye. She would've turned 3 by the end of the month.

At this point, Savannah's mom is not facing any charges, but the investigation continues.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:57 GMT
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:31:37 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • Ex-Councilman Halloran quickly convicted in bribery plot

    Ex-Councilman Halloran quickly convicted in bribery plot

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:53:04 GMT
    A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought were developers who wanted him to funnel city money their way. The men were actually an FBI agent and an FBI informant.
    A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought were developers who wanted him to funnel city money their way. The men were actually an FBI agent and an FBI informant.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices