Daycare operator in Baby Mac case admits to having deceived parents of kids
The unlicensed daycare operator convicted in the so-called Baby Mac tragedy admits she deceived the parents of the children in her care about the care she provided to their kids, according to a document filed at a sentencing hearing.
In April, Susy Yasmine Saad pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life for nine children, including Mac Saini, a 16-month-old boy who died at the Olive Branch Family Daycare on Kitchener Street in Vancouver on Jan. 18, 2017.
A sentencing hearing is underway for Saad in B.C. Supreme Court with Crown counsel having filed a number of documents including an agreed statement of facts signed by Saad. The statement says that while caring for the children at her unlicensed daycare, Saad did not intend to be bound by the child care legislation and regulations in B.C. but intended to regularly care for more than two children. The limit for an unlicensed child care operator is two kids.
For the purpose of facilitating her deceit, Saad provided services only to children too young to communicate with their parents the nature of the care being provided. She also admitted to prohibiting parents entry to the three-level duplex during operating hours while she claimed she was doing so for the safety of the children.