Posted on Jun 24, 2024

Sad boy holding teddy bearAUSTIN, Texas – has published information about a North Texas lawsuit. In a disturbing case that has sent shockwaves through the community of Sachse, Texas, a local daycare center finds itself embroiled in a lawsuit filed by The Button Law Firm on behalf of a mother claiming sexual abuse of her 4-year-old son. The incident, which came to light through surveillance video footage, has sparked outrage and renewed calls for stringent safety measures in childcare facilities across the state.

Further Details About the Lawsuit

According to the article, the lawsuit, initiated this June, targets By the Barnyard Gate daycare center following allegations against one of its former employees, 19-year-old Efrain Jesus Bonilla. According to reports, Bonilla stands accused of indecency with a child after the child's mother discovered disturbing details from her son regarding an incident that occurred on January 6, 2023. Bonilla was subsequently arrested and is currently out on bond awaiting trial, facing a serious charge that carries grave legal implications.

Russell Button, a daycare injury attorney from The Button Law Firm based in Dallas, is representing the family in this pivotal legal battle. Button has been vocal about the details surrounding the case, citing surveillance footage that captures Bonilla's actions. According to Button, the footage purportedly shows Bonilla manipulating the surveillance system to obscure his actions before engaging in inappropriate conduct with the child. “This caregiver comes over, blocks the camera view from looking at what's going on with his hands, warms up his hands, positions the child, sticks his hand down into his private areas and grabs his privates," says Button.

The lawsuit seeks damages for the emotional and psychological toll inflicted upon the young victim and his family.

State Investigates Daycare Abuse

The repercussions of this case extend beyond mere legal proceedings. Texas Health and Human Services, in response to the incident, conducted an investigation that resulted in citations against By the Barnyard Gate for its failure to promptly report the abuse. This regulatory oversight underscores broader concerns about supervision and accountability within childcare facilities, prompting calls for enhanced scrutiny and stricter adherence to safety protocols.

Advocacy for Safer Daycares in Texas

In his statements to, Button emphasized the importance of diligence and caution among parents when selecting daycare providers for their children. He stressed the need for comprehensive background checks and thorough vetting processes to ensure that childcare facilities uphold the highest standards of safety and care. Button's advocacy extends beyond legal representation; it serves as a message for systemic improvements aimed at preventing similar incidents from occurring in the future.'s feature on The Button Law Firm's lawsuit against By the Barnyard Gate daycare highlights a harrowing account of abuse and the pursuit of justice. The detailed account of events, underscored by Russell Button's impassioned representation, emphasizes the firm's commitment to advocating for victims and holding accountable those entrusted with children's care. This case serves as a poignant reminder of the profound impact of child safety lapses and the imperative for robust safeguards in childcare facilities. As the legal process unfolds, our firm's proactive stance resonates as a beacon of hope for affected families, striving not only for recovery but also for meaningful reforms to prevent future tragedies.

Get Help from The Button Law Firm After Sexual Abuse at Daycare

If your child has been injured due to daycare negligence, The Button Law Firm is here to provide the guidance and support you need. Our experienced team of daycare injury attorneys is committed to fighting for justice for families affected by daycare abuse and neglect.

For a free and confidential case evaluation, call us at 214-699-4409, email us at [email protected], or fill out our online contact form. You can also reach a member of our team by starting a chat. Let us help you navigate this challenging time and ensure your family’s rights are protected.

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