Daycare worker accused of strangling, beating child

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2016)-- Police are searching for a man accused of strangling a child at a daycare facility on the west side.

An arrest warrant was issued for Charley Futch Jr., 38. He faces charges of battery on a person less than 14 years old and strangulation.

Court documents show the incident happened on January 22 at Nanny's Loving's Care, which is a daycare and a preschool. Futch allegedly assaulted a 6-year-old victim. He's accused of throwing the child backwards and strangling him with a coat.

The victim referred to Futch as "Uncle Chucky," and said Futch treated him "like a dog."

Neighbors are shocked by the charges and  believe Futch snapped and acted out of character.

"I'm shocked actually because I know Chuck. I have known him for a long time and he is really a nice guy as far as I know," says a neighbor.

Another child at the facility recorded the incident and showed it to his bus driver, court documents say. The driver notified authorities at the boy's school, who informed the parents.

The victim had been attending the daycare for about two months before the incident.

Futch, who has not yet been arrested, allegedly told investigators the child frustrated him. He said he didn't recall throwing the child backwards.

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