Daycare owner charged after husband arrested for child molestation
Lafayette County
John Westmoreland, Sherry Westmoreland

via WLOV:

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. -- (WLOV) -- A daycare provider now faces charges after her husband was arrested last week for child molestation.

Sherry Westmoreland of Harmontown was arrested Monday, July 9 by the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department for contributing to the delinquency or neglect of children. She faces six counts.

She is also charged with sex crimes against a minor – failure to make mandatory report.

She is the wife of John Westmoreland. He was arrested last week on six counts of child molestation.

Lafayette County Chief Investigator Alan Wilburn said Sherry Westmoreland provided a daycare service at their home. This initially led to John Westmoreland's arrest.

The alleged incidents happened at the home daycare, said Wilburn.

Victims, girls between 6 and 12 years old, started coming forward with their complaints earlier this month.

During the investigation, the department determined that Sherry Westmoreland knew that John Westmoreland was molesting the girls and didn’t report it to law enforcement officers.

Sherry Westmoreland's bond was set at $500,000.

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