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Ricardo Mata, 52, was the owner of the Play Spanish Daycare that was located at 1000 E. Morehead Street Charlotte, NC
Ricardo sexually assaulted a little girl at his daycare.

In December 2019 Ricardo pled guilty to three counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was sentenced to a total of 60-99 months in prison. Upon his release from prison, he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

On February 12, 2018, the parents of the child female victim notified police about an incident that occurred between their daughter and Ricardo at Play Spanish.

The parents stated that Ricardo had sexually assaulted their daughter, who was 6-years-old at the time of the assault, while she attended the camp during the summer of 2017. Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit were notified and launched an investigation.

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On March 16, 2018, Ricardo was arrested. At his 2019 trial Ricardo pled guilty.