Daycare worker alerts police to alleged abuse, abandonment of child


A Richmond man was recently arrested for child abandonment and abuse of a 4-year-old child.

Reports state that an employee at the daycare that the child attends to noticed a red raised knot on the right side of the child’s forehead. There was reportedly also a visible full handprint on the child’s stomach.

Police contacted 33-year-old Joe Asher, and Asher stated that he was coming to pick the child up. Asher never came to the daycare.

According to a citation, Asher also never attempted to contact police or the daycare.

Asher refused to comply with officials and was arrested. He was charged with 4th degree assault (child abuse) and abandonment of minor.