"You have to ask yourself if you're finding a condom deep in the middle of the playground, apparently sex was going on, on the playground. What else is going on there? Drug use? Might we find hypodermic needles?” said Alexander. “So this is a real concern. Oh, and by the way, this is a Head Start Program... which means they're getting funding from the government,” he added.
According to the Jacksonville Urban League the property where the day care operates is City owned and open to the public even when the day care is closed, claiming it is the City’s responsibility to maintain. While Urban League President Richard Danford declined an on-camera interview, he told Channel 4 the League is very concerned about the toddler’s welfare.
Mayor Alvin Brown’s office released the following statement to Channel 4: “The City of Jacksonville is investigating the facts behind the situation. We take safety at our facilities seriously.”
Regardless of the shared use, DCF points to the day care center’s duties in Florida regulations.
"In cases like these, it is the responsibility of the operator of these child care facilities to keep those facilities clean and to keep those facilities free from hazards," said Harrell.
During Channel 4’s investigation, we wanted to know over the last year, if police had been called out to this address, and if so, what for. Records show the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office was called out 49 times since January of 2011. The majority of the calls are related to theft and disputes. While it doesn’t appear any sex crimes were reported, there was an assault call from three months ago.
In the meantime, Sanders says she never received an apology from anyone involved and now wants to focus on not only getting justice for her little girl, but also wants to make sure no parent or child endures this nightmare again. She hopes her lawsuit she plans to file will prevent a repeat.
Sanders says her daughter has yet to ask questions about what happened or about the doctor visits but adds it will be difficult to explain.
“It will be hard because right now that's in her medical history,” she explained. “I will have to tell her, and whatever doctor that she is going to see is going to ask her if she has been diagnosed with this, that and the other."
Sanders says her daughter is now four years old and at a new day care program where she is happy and thriving. Her final check-up and last round of testing is scheduled for December. Despite the fact that condom tested positive for gonorrhea, so far the little girl has tested negative for any diseases.
Adrienne Moore’s original phone call with Jacksonville Urban League President Richard Danford was prior to DCF’s investigation of the day care. Since then, Adrienne has left several messages with Danford to get a statement regarding the outcome of that investigation, but the calls have not been returned.