ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Two child care employees are facing child abuse related charges in Orange County.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday, June 3, that Jenean Renee Simms, of Orange, and Brookes Michelle Sims, of Earlysville, have been charged in connection with an investigation that included the sheriff's office and Orange County Public Schools.

Simms, 33, is charged with child endangerment, as well as child abuse and neglect.

Thirty-seven-year-old Sims is also facing a child endangerment charge, and one count of failing to report suspicion of child abuse.

Both are out on $5,000 bond.

The charges stem from an alleged assault that happened at Orange County Child Care on Daily Drive on April 25.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says it is not releasing any additional information at this time.


06/03/2019 Release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

On April 25, 2019 the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Department of Social Services regarding an alleged assault that occurred on Daily Drive at Orange County Child Care.

A thorough investigation was conducted by Lt. Becky Jones of the Orange Sheriff’s Office, and Orange County Social Services with assistance from Orange County Public Schools.

On May 28, 2019, Jenean Renee Simms, 33, of Orange was indicted on one count of child endangerment and one count of child abuse and neglect. Brookes Michelle Sims, 37, of Earlysville was indicted on one count of child endangerment and one count of failing to report the suspicion of child abuse as mandated by the Code of Virginia.

Both subjects have been arrested and were released on $5,000.00 unsecured bond. Both will be appearing in Orange County Circuit Court.

No further information will be released at this time.