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Multiple arrests made after children found behind false wall in Colorado Springs daycare

daycare owner employees mugshots
Colorado Springs Police Departmetn
Christina Swauger, 35 (left), Carla Faith, 58 (middle), Katelynn Nelson, 31 (right)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Police have made a total of four arrests related to a local daycare that was hiding children in the basement behind a false wall.

We previously reported on charges against the owner of the daycare, 58-year-old Carla Faith.

On Thursday we learned the names of three other suspects facing related charges.

Police provided the following names and charges of the four individuals involved:

  • Carla Faith, 58, was charged with Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, a felony, and Misdemeanor Child Abuse.
  • Christina Swauger, 35, was charged with Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, a felony, and Misdemeanor Child Abuse.
  • Katelynne Nelson, 31, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, a felony, and Misdemeanor Child Abuse.
  • Valerie Fresquez, 24, was charged with Misdemeanor Child Abuse.

No photo of Valerie Fresquez is available because she was served and released on misdemeanor charges, police say.

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