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License suspended for daycare where toddler drowned
Rochester, N.Y. - The investigation into the death of two-year-old Cameron Vickers is not over, but at this time, neither sheriff's investigators nor the Monroe County District Attorney have plans to file charges, according to spokesmen for both agencies.
Vickers drowned Monday while at Mary's Kid Business, a licensed home daycare in Sweden.
UPDATE - 12:35 p.m. Wednesday
The Office Of Children & Family Services suspended Bonczyk's home daycare license Wednesday.
Bonczyk has a right to hearing and has ten days to revoke that right.
"It's a terrible loss," said Earl Bartz, a Sweden man who has known the Vickers family for more than a decade. "I feel for her," he said.
Bartz and his wife also have a close relationship with daycare operator, Mary Bonczyk.
"Just knowing how tender-hearted and compassionate she is and how much she really cares about each of the kids, that must be heart breaking," said Debra Bartz.
The pool is above ground and has a gate, but it is unknown whether the gate was locked prior to the child's drowning, according to the sheriff's office.
Bonczyk declined an interview request, but one of her family members described her as "devastated."
13WHAM News was unable to reach members of the Vickers family.