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Barbara Fogle

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An Orangeburg woman is facing a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child after she allegedly “did grab the juvenile forcefully by the arm and dragging the juvenile victim several feet prior to forcing the juvenile victim into a chair,” according to an arrest warrant.

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Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officers arrested Barbara Varn Fogle, 64, of Prestige Court, who is facing one count of unlawful conduct toward a child.

First Baptist Church Orangeburg Childhood Development Center Director Brooke Rogers confirmed Fogle was an employee there when she allegedly disciplined a child inappropriately. She has since been terminated.

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Rogers said Fogle worked at the child development center for approximately four years.

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According to an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety incident report, officers responded to the center, located at 2875 Columbia Road, on Friday at 11:12 a.m.

The father of a 2-year-old told officers that the director contacted him about an alleged inappropriate interaction between a staff member and the 2-year-old.

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Both the child’s father and a public safety officer reviewed surveillance video, which appears to show Fogle “forcefully grab the 2-year-old by his upper arm,” the incident report states.

“Fogle did then drag the toddler several feet across the room before forcefully placing him in a chair,” the incident report stated.

Fogle appeared before Orangeburg Municipal Judge Virgin Johnson on Friday. He set her bond at $2,500 cash or surety, with a 10% payment option. She’s since posted bail.

If convicted of unlawful conduct toward a child, Fogle faces a court-imposed fine, up to five years in prison or both.

The child's father contacted The T&D to state that his family does not blame the child care center. "We are very pleased with the professionalism and the conduct of the director and staff in this incident."

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