CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND: A 33-year-old Rhode Island cheer coach is charged with molesting a 12-year-old girl every day for two years, starting when the woman was solely 12. The girl is now an grownup.
Alyshia Tkacs was taken into custody on June 17 after the alleged sufferer bought right here forward in April and said one factor. According to the Daily Mail, detectives from the East Providence Police Department found proof that the sufferer met Tkacs in 2012 when the sufferer was instructing a aggressive cheerleading squad. It is claimed that the assault went on until 2014. “The victim said that the sexual assaults happened almost every day for two years in East Providence and Barrington, Rhode Island,” Lt. Michael Rapoza said.
The accused was a nurse at Woman & Infants Hospital. After the accusations bought right here to gentle, she was suspended with out pay. The hospital is owned by Care New England. Their spokesperson, Raina Smith, said in an announcement that “Care New England did background checks before hiring, and they were clean.” She has been fired and isn’t getting paid. She might be not allowed on our campus. We care tons in regards to the effectively being and safety of our group, so after we heard about it, we acted instantly.”
The proprietor of CheerFactor All Stars, the place the suspect’s youthful daughter is claimed to be a cheerleader, moreover made an announcement. It said, “Please be aware that Alyshia Tkacs has never taught, coached, or worked for CheerFactor or any of its affiliated gyms or programs in any way.” As the mom or father of an all-star cheer athlete, her solely connection to this method is that her daughter is a participant.
Veronica Seavey went to nursing faculty with Tkacs, and she or he instructed NBC that she is going to’t contemplate the accusations. “She had a daughter that age, and it didn’t seem like something she would do,” Seavey said. “She was my nurse at Women & Infants when I had my baby three and a half months ago. She said, “You can’t trust anyone.” She was glad that the sufferer spoke up. “Who knows, maybe that woman just saved her daughter from it. We don’t know if she kept a lot of kids from being abused, but it’s possible,” she said.
The Barrington Police Department might be attempting into the claims. The former coach hasn’t entered a plea however, and on-line knowledge don’t current that she has a lawyer who can converse for her. Police said that Tkacs is being held with out bail on the Cranston Women’s Facility. She is due in courtroom on June 23.