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Queensbury daycare worker accused of sexual abuse pleads not guilty

David Saladin David Saladin | Photo: Warren County Sheriff.

March 05, 2018 02:40 PM

The Queensbury daycare worker accused of sexually abusing two kids he was taking care of pleaded not guilty on Monday. The 48-year-old sat frumpy in the middle of the fifth row in Queensbury Town Court, wearing a gray shirt and black and white diagonal striped tie. It’s much different than the jail jumpsuit he briefly wore last week.

Saladin was arrested a week ago and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of two young girls under the age of 11 plus two child endangerment charges.

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He had worked at Willows Bend Daycare in Queensbury for the past couple of years.

The owner of that daycare said Saladin passed a state background check and had no criminal history.

However, the parents of a little girl suspected and talked to her about the alleged abuse. They called the state abuse hotline. The parents of another little girl also had suspicions, but it took a little more to coax it out of her. Once they did, the charges in the case were built.

Saladin does not have an attorney. He also worked as a babysitter and childcare provider.

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