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Parents concerned after 4-year-old molested at Milton daycare


MILTON, Ga. — Concerned parents met at a Fulton County daycare on Monday after a teacher’s assistant was arrested for allegedly molesting a child.  Milton Police say Bernard Benta touched a four year old inappropriately earlier this month at Bright Horizons Child Care Center.

“The bottom line is there is a lot of trust that has been breached and a lot of concerns and feelings of how do they go about earning that back,” explained parent Jonathon Ginn.

11Alive contacted Scott Bergman, the attorney representing the family of the child.

Milton daycare worker accused of molesting child

MILTON, Ga. -- A Milton daycare worker was arrested and charged with molestation, police said.

According to Milton Police Lt. Charles Bartow, 46-year-old Bernard Benta, of Sandy Springs, is accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile male in his care.

Benta was a teacher's assistant at Bright Horizons Child Care Center, police said.

He is charged with child molestation and sexual assault by a school administrator. He's being held at Fulton County Jail.

The mother and stepfather of the victim filed a report on the alleged incident on Feb. 11.

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5 adults, 6 children displaced due to large fire in Milton

MILTON, GA (WXIA) -- Fire and rescue crews responded to a large structure fire in the 3200 block Highway 9 in Milton Thursday evening. 

The Red Cross said they were working to assist five adults and six children who were displaced as a result of the blaze. 

Officials said traffic along Highway 9 was blocked near Bethany Bend as a result of the fire and subsequent investigation, and that it would be for a significant part of the overnight hours.

Police apologize after patrol car nearly strikes bicyclists

MILTON, Ga. – The Milton Police Department is apologizing to a group of cyclists after one of its officers nearly hit one of the riders last weekend.

Last Saturday, cyclists with the Giovanni Tile and Design bike team in Roswell were training in north Fulton County a patrol car came too close for comfort. The incident was captured on video and posted to YouTube.

While online reaction to the near-miss was swift and at times harsh, the team says they are not angry at the police, especially after the chief personally promised to retrain his officers on bike safety. That includes the 3-foot rule and knowing exactly when it's safe to pass.


South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Assault suspect wanted in Milton

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton Police have arrested two of the three men accused of a recent assault.

The third suspect, Clint Remington Winter, is at large.

The assault happened during the early morning hours of Aug. 1 at a house in the 440 block of Powers Court Avenue. The victim suffered serious injuries and had to be hospitalized, according to a Facebook post from the Milton Police Department.

Winters may be driving a silver 2005 Mercedes 500 series.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call Milton Police at 678-242-2613.

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