March 18, 2016 11:59 am

Owners of unlicensed Vaughan daycare sentenced to 30 days in jail

Eva Ravikovich, 2, was found dead at an unlicensed home daycare on July 8, 2013.

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Three people found guilty of operating an unlicensed daycare in Vaughan, Ont. have been sentenced to 30 days in jail and given two years probation.

Olena Panfilova, 50, her husband Ruslan Panfilova, 47, and her daughter Karyna Rabadanova, 26, have also been ordered to pay a $15,000 fine and cannot ever operate another daycare.

However, under the sentence, the three will still be allowed to serve their jail time over the weekend so they can continue working.

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Police say they were called to an unlicensed home daycare in Vaughan on July 8, 2013 over a report that a two-year-old girl had no vital signs.

Investigators also said the daycare was taking care of 27 other children and 14 dogs on the premises.

Unlicensed daycare providers can legally care for no more than five children under the age of 10, in addition to their own children.

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Panfilova and Rabadanova have also been charged in with obstruction of an investigation and destroying evidence in connection with the case.

Police on Thursday announced Panfilova also faces a new charge of manslaughter.

The two accused will appear in court next Tuesday on the allegations.

-With a file from The Canadian Press

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