After-school day care worker accused of punching 9-year-old in face

A Burke County day care employee is accused of punching a child in the face on Monday.

Crawford Lionel Ellis reportedly hit a 9-year-old with his fist at school, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Ellis, 49, worked as an after-school day care worker.

The sheriff's office did not say which school employed Ellis.

Ellis was charged with assaulting a child who is under the age of 12. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 1.