(KCEN) -- The Defense Department has ordered a global investigation into the hiring practices at all U.S. military day care facilities. The review comes as two civilian employees at a day care in Washington are facing charges of assault against small children in their care.
But it all started back in September when a parent reported misconduct at a Fort Myer day care.
The army quickly reviewed surveillance video and found several young children all under the age of five were physically abused.
The mother of one of the alleged abuse victims says, "For what, obviously we wanted to understand and see with our own eyes since that evidence was available."
In November the Army started checking other Fort Myer employee records and found charges of sexual abuse of a minor, assault and drug charges.
Following that investigation 30 workers were suspended.