Day care teacher convicted of cruelty in 'baby fight club'

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Virginia Day Care Worked Convicted in 'Baby Fight Club' Case

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia day care teacher who turned her classroom into what a prosecutor called a "baby fight club" has been convicted on more than a dozen criminal charges.

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A Prince William County judge Wednesday convicted 31-year-old Sarah Jordan of Woodbridge on 13 felony and misdemeanor counts, including child cruelty, and assault and battery. She was found not guilty on four counts.

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BREAKING: Sarah Jordan found guilty of 7 felonies & 6 misdemeanors in case of abuse at Minnieland Academy in Woodbridge in 2013.
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Jordan was the lead teacher in a Minnieland Academy classroom of 1-year-old children in Woodbridge.

Witnesses testified that Jordan intentionally tripped children, encouraged them to fight each other and sprayed them in the face with a hose.

Jordan testified Wednesday in her own defense and denied the accusations. She said she occasionally used the hose to sprinkle kids with water but never tried to hurt them.

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