The head of a child counseling center has been accused of child endangerment.

Vincent Hillyer is the president and CEO of Great Circle located in Webster Groves.

Hillyer is looking at six counts of endangering the welfare of a child and attempted endangerment.

A former employee claims Hillyer was frequently aggressive with students and that some workers were fired after reporting some of the incidents.

A report from KMOV says a video recorded in March allegedly shows Hillyer putting the child in a chokehold.

The facility was part of a state investigation.

Hillyer requested to be placed on administrative leave and has been released from jail after posting bail.