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Police: Daycare worker arrested on child sex charges

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Crisofor Parra Casareal Crisofor Parra Casareal
Tonya Lynn Casareal Tonya Lynn Casareal
HICKORY, NC (WBTV) -

An investigation into a possible sexual assault of a child turned up more than investigators in Hickory expected.

Last week, when officers went to the site of the alleged incident, a house on 16th Avenue NW, they discovered what they call an unlicensed in-home-daycare.

There are no signs outside saying it is a daycare, and the only visible indication that children may have been kept there is a barrier across the back porch that could keep little ones from going down the steps. 

Following their initial investigation, Crisofar Parra Casareal was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and first degree sexual assault. He also has a pending charge of operating an unlicensed daycare.

His wife, Tonya Lynn Casareal, was also arrested and charged in a felony warrant for operating an unlicensed daycare.

Authorities say they have not finished with their investigation and are concerned there could be more victims in the case.

They are asking the public to contact Hickory Police if they know of anyone who has taken children to the house. 

Authorities are not releasing many details about what they suspect was going on in the house.

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