DAYCARE EMPLOYEE - INDECENT ASSAULT AGAINST CHILD
DEFENDANT: Andrew McCollin (33 Years Old)
41 Slowick Road
Berwick, Pennsylvania 18603
CHARGES: Indecent Assault
Corruption of Minors
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
On August 26, 2019, Berks County Detectives received a complaint relative to a child who was inappropriately touched by a teacher at the daycare he was enrolled in. That daycare was identified as Bright Horizon Family Solutions, Reading, PA.
Detectives learned that a (4) four-year-old male victim disclosed to his parents that his teacher “Mr. Andrew” (later identified as the defendant) touched his private area. Additionally, he reported to his parents that the teacher rubbed his back underneath his clothing.
On August 28, 2019, a Forensic Interview was conducted at the Children’s Alliance Center. During that interview, the child disclosed the same information which he previously reported to his parents. When he was asked how many times this occurred, he reported “plenty.”
That same day Detectives interviewed the defendant, Andrew McCollin, regarding these allegations. He initially denied touching the victim’s private area, but admitted to rubbing the victim’s back, stomach and sides. He later admitted to touching the victim’s private area. He admitted to committing this act on more than one occasion.
On August 30, 2019, the Berks County Detective’s Office filed criminal charges against the defendant, Andrew McCollin, at Magisterial District Judge Brian Strand’s Office. M.D.J. Strand issued an Arrest Warrant for the defendant.
The defendant was taken into custody upon reporting to the Berks County Detectives’ Office. He was then taken to the Berks County Sheriffs Department for processing and video arraignment. Bail was set at $75,000 and he remains free on bail awaiting further court action.
Detectives are continuing the investigation into other possible victims. If anyone has any information, please contact the Berks County District Attorney Detectives at 610-478-7171.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.