Raleigh day care worker charged with having sex with 12-year-old


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh day care worker is facing multiple child sex charges after having sex with a 12-year-old girl, according to court documents.

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Bruce Edward Rogers, 20, of the 3100 block of Rocky Brook Crossing faces three felony child sex charges – statutory rape of a child by adult and two counts of indecent liberties with a child – after allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl between Jan. 1 and April 5, court documents show.

Raleigh police confirmed to CBS North Carolina that Rogers was employed at the Building Blocks Child Development Center on Swain Street at the time the incidents occurred.

Building Blocks is attached to Mount Sinai Holy Church of America on Swain Street in downtown Raleigh. Roger’s father is the pastor at the church and his mother runs Building Blocks, a neighbor confirmed to CBS North Carolina.

The Department of Health and Human Services said the day care was able to operate without a normal license because it was religiously affiliated. It is called on official terms a notice of compliance.

But on April 10, the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education closed the day care when they issued a summary suspension. The Division said Building Blocks was not a safe and healthy environment for children.

The suspension was issued because Building Blocks allowed an employee with a criminal history around the children.

“Facility management also failed to obtain a criminal record check for the employee prior to employment, a repeated violation of child care requirements,” DHHS said in a statement to CBS North Carolina.

Police said the offenses occurred at the day care.

Rogers is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $550,000 secured bond.

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DHHS issued two prior administrative actions against Buildings Blocks in relation to lead hazards.

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