A Lodi daycare provider accused of leaving children in darkened closets strapped into car seats is facing 26 misdemeanor counts, including child endangerment, child abuse and forgery.
While Dorothy "Dottie" Bernhoft did not attend an arraignment on the charges Friday morning, at least 25 parents who had children in her care did.
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