Gabriella Del Carmen Gacia (left) and Fatina Sawyer. Photos: Chandler Police Department
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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Three workers at a Valley daycare have been fired and now face a lot of trouble ahead after police say someone brought a sex toy into the center -- and what they were doing with it was all captured on video.
Four workers were fired from the Superkids Daycare facility located near Alma School and Warner Roads. According to police, they goofed around with the toy on camera, all in the presence of the children they were supervising. The video was posted to Snapchat. Someone saw the video and informed Chandler authorities.
"For those who haven't seen the video, I do not suggest that you watch it. It is extremely disturbing," said Detective Seth Tyler of the Chandler Police Department.
The video clearly shows workers handling adult sex toys, mimicking sexual acts and all in the presence of children they were supervising.
According to officials, 25-year-old Gabriella Del Carmen Garcia surrendered herself to police.
"Gabriella is the one that we believe is the main player in the video. She is the one holding the sex toy and manipulating the sex toy," said Tyler.
24-year-old Fatina Sawyer is facing the most serious charges of sexual exploitation and luring. Authorities say she was behind the camera, except for a brief moment. Sawyer was arrested by Mesa Police, after they responded to a call at her mother's residence.
"At one point in the video, Fatina actually provides a selfie, which was able to help us identify her," said Tyler.
A third woman identified in the video, 21-year-old Janae Peterson, was arrested on one count of failure to report. She has since been released from jail.
Now we're learning that daycare has a history of violations. The facility has been open since 2013, but has run into trouble with the Arizona Department of Health -- dozens of violations over the years, including eight citations last November. Everything from broken window blinds, loose paint chips and poor record keeping, such as missing sign-out records and un-named formula bottles for 50 children.
"I was appalled, my heart hurt," said the man who first alerted authorities on October 9 and did not want to be identified on camera. "They're kinda running through the daycare, so I kinda wonder, where was the director? Where was the manager while this was taking place?"
We wondered that as well, but daycare officials would not talk to us on camera.
The Arizona Department of Health tells FOX 10 that they are aware of the video and they will launch a full scale investigation. The result of that investigation could range from a monetary fine to a complete revoking of the daycare's state license.