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Collierville gym employee investigated for inappropriate touching

(WMC-TV) - A worker at Lifetime Fitness in Collierville is under investigation after being accused of inappropriately touching a child in the day care.

Lifetime Fitness said it strives to create a safe, secure, family-friendly environments.  Corporate company officials are currently, "conducting a very serious investigation at this time, not to mention collaborating with the authorities," said Jason Thunstrom with Lifetime Fitness.

About six weeks ago, an employee was accused of inappropriately touching a child in the gym's child care center.

Collierville Police declined to comment, other than to say they have an open active investigation into the allegation.

Sandy Delikat is a member at the gym.  She joined when it opened and works out daily.  She said she leaves her three sons in the child care center.

"I've heard very little about what's going on," said Delikat.  "I know they're investigating it.  I go all hours of the day.  I've never had a problem with anybody at Lifetime.  In fact, I trust them implicitly."

Like every other Lifetime Fitness employee, the accused employee completed a background check when hired.  Corporate officials said the employee is suspended during the course of the investigation.

"To the extent that this came forward, it is certainly a shock to us," said Thunstrom.  "That's what made it such a concern.  But we're going to follow due process.  We're going to see it through to conclusion.  We'll make any decision that is warranted once all the facts are in."

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