Posted on January 1, 2023

Police: Abbeville Daycare Worker Abused 4-Year-Old

Ken Curtis, WTVY, December 29, 2022

An Abbeville daycare worker faces child abuse charges.

Maya Kearra Shante Kelley, 32, is accused of becoming violent with a four-year-old.

Maya Kelley

Maya Kelley

Arrested on Wednesday, she faces seven counts.

Abbeville police say their investigation revealed that Kelley dragged the victim to the floor and exerted excessive force on December 6.

She also made him stand in the corner while she yelled at him for several minutes, per an arrest document.


Because the daycare was not publicly identified, her employment status is unclear, though Blankenship believes she has been dismissed.