The owner and operator of a Bella Vista day-care center was released on bail Wednesday after being charged with sexually assaulting two 5-year-old children in his care.
Duncan Round, 53, of Medford Lakes, Burlington County, posted 10 percent of his $200,000 bail to secure his release, according to court records.
Round turned himself in to police Wednesday, according to Capt. Mark Burgmann of the Special Victims Unit. Round owns and operates Sprouts Philly Kids Daycare & Gym, 604 S. Ninth St., where he allegedly assaulted a girl and a boy, Burgmann said.
Police were notified of the alleged assaults July 25, after someone filed a complaint with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and the children were interviewed by the Special Victims Unit and the Philadelphia Children's Alliance. Burgmann said the assaults occurred more than once.
Round is charged with two counts each of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, engaging the welfare of a child, indecent assault, corruption of a minor, recklessly endangering another person, and indecent exposure.
"In the interest of public safety, we wanted to make sure we notified the public," Burgmann said.