Liz McDonough, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Human Services, said Starkey isn't required to be licensed to work in a childcare center.
said anyone convicted of child abuse or neglect cannot work in a licensed childcare facility.
The department has a system to notify the owner of a licensed childcare facility if their employee is in the childcare licensing system, she said.
The owner is then responsible for letting the employee go if the employee is found guilty, she
also couldn't say what childcare facility Starkey worked at full-time.
"I thought I was going to be able to search the childcare licensing system database, but there's like 80,000 names in there, and it's not really searchable," she