Sitter Arrested in Baby Bucket Drowning; Kid Care Biz Was Unlicensed (Updated)


Kristal Khan, 28, a former teacher from Trinidad and Tobago who runs the child care center where that kid drowned in a bucket yesterday, has been arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Her operation appears to be unlicensed, though it is thought to have cared for only two children, which would exempt it from city licensing restrictions. Neighbors say her child care business has been running for two years.

The Times found Khan’s SkillWho page, which describes her as a “stay-at-home mother of two beautiful children” who tutors and does child care. It also says she was certified at T&T’s Corinth Teachers College in 2004. Her LinkedIn page says she attended York University in Ontario from 2000 to 2004, and lists her as an executive assistant for Participaction, “the national voice of physical activity and sport participation” for children” in Canada. (Update: The Kristal Khan at the LinkedIn page appears to be somebody else. Runnin’ Scared regrets the error.)