"During their investigation, officers found a false wall that led to the home’s basement. When officers walked down the stairs, they located two adults and 26 kids inside a finished basement, all of who were under the age of three-years-old. Officers immediately began working with (The Colorado Department of Human Services) to release the children back to their parents."
The owner was not arrested, but police told KKTV they are pursuing "appropriate" charges. Three adult workers were initially arrested but the charges were later canceled by detectives pending further investigation, according to KCNC-TV.
A criminal investigation is underway by the Colorado Springs Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit. The Colorado Department of Human Services told KKTV that it is suspending the day care's licensing status.