After making some calls, she found out he was still inside this daycare center, sleeping in a crib with no supervision. Soon after, a worker came to open the doors. Sharp says it was a huge relief to finally hold Ashton, and know he was alright. But she says the incident never should have happened. She values her sons smiles and laughter. That's why she wants to see big changes at the daycare center...or even see it shut down.
Littlest Angels Daycare declined to comment about the incident. It's owner is on vacation. The Neoga police chief says two workers were at the building that afternoon, but one said she left to handle a family emergency.
Chief Gerry Mattern says, "when she left the other employee either didn't know the child was there or failed to check, whatever the case may be. And when it came time for the business to close, she locked the place up and left."
Sharp says, there's no excuse for that. "It's not like, oops I forgot my jacket at work. Oops I forgot a notebook. It's oops, I forgot about a child and I just don't see how you forget about a child."
Sharp says the woman should have known her son was still inside. His shoes and coat were still right where they always are. Ashton was the only one left alone at the center that day, and his parents say he won't be going back.