THE SEVEN DEFENDANTS IN THE LITTLE RASCALS DAY CARE CASE

Shelley Stone Originally from North Dakota, Shelley moved to Edenton with her husband because his parents lived in the area. Prior to working at Little Rascals, she worked as a cashier in a department store, and in a supermarket. She started at Little Rascals in 1987, and had worked there two years when she was arrested. She was in charge of the day care's four and five year-old children.

In late September 1989, Shelley was charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse and spent one month in jail. She was released after making her bond of $375,000 and moved to the countryside near Edenton with her husband and two daughters to await trial. In October1996 her bond was reduced to nothing, and two months later all charges against her were dropped.

Shelley is studying at the community college in Edenton and plans to either go into nursing or become a paralegal. Her daughters, April and Amanda, are now 14 and 21. Amanda is in school with Betsy and Bob's daughter, Laura. Shelley's husband, Romer, is training to be an railroad engineer.


Chronology Shelley Stone's Case
1987  

March Begins caring for children at the old Little Rascals Day Care Center.

1989  

Sept. 25 Arrested. Bail: $375,000

Oct. 13 Makes bail. Is released.

1996  

Dec. 17 Charges dropped.

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