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Cox v. State

Court of Appeals of Indiana

October 9, 2014

STACEY D. COX, Appellant-Defendant,
v.
STATE OF INDIANA, Appellee-Plaintiff

APPEAL FROM THE HAMILTON SUPERIOR COURT. The Honorable Daniel J. Pfleging, Judge. Cause No. 29D02-1306-FA-5011.

ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: LAWRENCE D. NEWMAN, Newman & Newman, P.C., Noblesville, Indiana.

ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE: GREGORY F. ZOELLER, Attorney General of Indiana, JESSE R. DRUM, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, Indiana.

NAJAM, Judge. BAILEY, J., and PYLE, J., concur.

OPINION

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NAJAM, Judge

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

Stacey D. Cox appeals her convictions for involuntary manslaughter, as a Class D felony, and operating a child care home without a license, a Class B misdemeanor. She presents two issues for our review, which we consolidate and restate as whether the State presented sufficient evidence that Cox operated a child care home under

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Indiana Code Section 12-17.2-5-18.6.[1]

We affirm.

FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

In April 2009, Cox opened Stacey Cox Child Care, an unlicensed daycare operated out of her home in Carmel. Cox advertised her daycare through a website explaining that she " provide[s] child care services Monday through Friday, from 6am through 6pm." States' Ex. 31. Her website stated that Cox could handle a " maximum of 12 children," and she charged a flat $150 per week for fulltime enrollment. Id.

On September 19, 2012, the Family and Social Services Administration (" FSSA" ) received a complaint against Cox that alleged she operated a child care home with more than five unrelated children, in violation of Indiana's licensure laws. Pursuant to this complaint, Vicki Allen, a Child Care Home Licensing Consultant, visited Cox's home on October 1 and found seven children, six of whom were unrelated to Cox. At that time, Allen spoke with Cox and left an FSSA " unlicensed letter," which Cox signed, that explained the meaning of, and licensing requirements for, child care homes. Tr. at 532-33. The letter ...


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